"Studio in Rosso Composition Series" is a project born out of my need for a variable structure to be played live. Titled "Just a Trigger in uno Studio in Rosso", it made its debut at a venue in Austria in September 2018, followed in May of the next year by "Uno studio in Russolo" where I changed it a bit by introducing different recordings. It was played at the Cafe Oto in London to celebrate Oren Ambarchi's fiftieth birthday.
The musical performance presented here, "Rot im Studio (dritte Sonate)", is a third approach to this material. Played live in my studio (Autumn 2020) with the help of some additional edit and post production, it's mainly based on the first study (originally thought of as a quadraphony).
There are two main types of sound sources working here : the continuous (modulation) and the discrete (constellations), the former being made up mainly of sustained excited strings, the latter being a collection of sounds from my archive specially gathered and edited during the drafting of the 2018 reissue of "Il Museo Selvatico".
I like to draw connecting lines between stories and materials so I want to say, as an anecdote, that some of the excited strings (probably what I considered the trigger itself) come from a recording I improvised some years ago in order to supply Tristan Koreya with a new track for his net label. Its path eventually became tortuous but at long last, happily tarnished by a number of overlaps, it managed to reach this target as well.
The Murmurous Playground is a Portuguese collective/community, a cluster of musicians, visual and sound artists that share a workplace/studio, unleashing experimental works of every kind, with no aim and without boundaries.
Their debut work evolved as an ambiental and experimental album, "Somber Fuss Experiments" (2018). This album offers manipulated acoustic guitars, extremely reverberated spaces, tape effects, drone tibetan cup and other vibrating instruments, oscillation with synths, odd pianos, field recording soundscapes, loops and noises.
In addition to the original "Somber Fuss Experiments" album, "Pins" and "Décoller" were added as bonus tracks.
" These recordings were made as part of a larger project I worked on for several years exploring the times of our lives we spend in sleep. I composed 'the fall into sleep' recordings as a soundtrack to my own sleep and an interpretation of dream states as I could best relate in a conscious state. In the late 1990s and early in the year 2000 I recorded 24 hours of these studies. Only a singe track of all of these recordings has ever been released until now. This collection is documented as '3' and consists of 5 tracks recorded as a set of 'acts'. "
In the early nineties, Inzekt had one cassette and one vinyl LP released on the fascinating Swiss label Schimpfluch. But some of his recordings from that period remained unreleased. "Reservoir Vorderwald" was one of them.
" My interest in music from around the world and particularly sacred/ceremonial sounds has been a focus for most all of my work from the beginning in the late 70’s and continues through today. During the 1990’s the Life Garden project was specifically oriented towards an experimental ceremonial/folk music from a parallel universe using a wide variety of ‘folk’ instruments that were digitally effected into something (hopefully) unique. The intended result not being an imitation of indigenous music but a kind of feeling that lent itself towards the impression of having come from that space.
This current release is an evolution of the above and part of a series based on the concept of having a kind of sound (and vision) ‘portal’ that can focus on parallel/alternative Earths and the sounds/visions can be recorded for our ears here in this world to experience. So there are some sounds that are familiar and some music that is familiar but performed very different from what is common.
Overall this is intended to be like a weird multi-universe shortwave radio or ‘Folkways’ documentary style recording. "
- W. David Oliphant
1. Music From Portal '6'^4x,-o- No 1 (5:28)
2. Music From Portal '6'^4x,-o- No 2 (4:53)
3. Music From Portal '6'^4x,-o- No 3 (1:23)
4. Music From Portal '6'^4x,-o- No 4 (3:49)
5. Music From Portal '6'^4x,-o- No 5 (2:08)
6. Music From Portal '6'^4x,-o- No 6 (5:21)
7. Music From Portal '6'^4x,-o- No 7 (1:01)
8. Music From Portal '6'^4x,-o- No 8 (2:33)
9. Music From Portal '6'^4x,-o- No 9 (6:24)
10. Music From Portal '6'^4x,-o- No 10 (4:12)
11. Music From Portal '6'^4x,-o- No 11 (2:29)
12. Music From Portal '6'^4x,-o- No 12 (5:19)
Austrian artist Ewald Spiss released a large amount of cassettes between 1982 and 2001.
All those recordings were digitized and remastered, and then re-published in 2010 in a very limited edition on a total of 24 CDRs.
Tristan Koreya compiled his favourite tracks to offer a shorter overview of this impressive discography.
" My sound work has its basis in experimenting and playing with acoustic events of different kinds, subtle as well as spectacular ones, using analog and electro-acoustic means available to me in the 80s. To me the results of these experiments are acoustic collages, pictures, soundscapes. My main influence and sort of teacher in this domain was Georg Decristel, an Austrian Fluxus artist and paternal friend of mine. His work was much purer and purist than my more eclectic products. "
- Ewald Spiss
(If you want to burn the tracks, I suggest that you do it on 4 CDRs)