Thursday, September 17, 2015

RADIO LAPUTA: FROM THE HUT

RADIO LAPUTA: FROM THE HUT
cut-up & fold-in low fidelity radio documentary from the Prague Quadriennale 2015
Handa Gote v týmu Rádia Laputa předkládají subjektivní záznam z Pražského Quadrienále 2015, kde po celou dobu přebývali v chatě postavené na dvorku Náprstkova muzea. Zde vedli rozhovory s lidmi, prokládané zvuky a útržky živé či reprodukované hudby, nebo vytvářeli surrealistickou reportáž, vzápětí destruovanou dalšími vrstvami zvuku. Čtyřstopý magnetofon Fostex s jedinou kazetou zaznamenával zvukové události po dobu více než deset dní za použití podomácku vyrobených mikrofonů. Výsledkem je dekonstruovaný radiodokument, epická ukázka zvukového anti-designu. Rozhovory s významnými i neznámými lidmi, náhodné hlukové poryvy, nečekané hudební vsuvky, nevyžádané proklamace, šumy a brumy, wow and flutter.




RADIO LAPUTA: FROM THE HUT
cut-up & fold-in low fidelity radio documentary from the Prague Quadriennale 2015
Handa Gote crew was recording random events happening during Prague Quadrenniall 2015, under the moniker Radio Laputa. All this happenned mainly in The Hut, which they build as a part of their PQ 2015 installation. The result is deconstructed radio documentary, an epic example of sound anti-design. Short interviews with important and unknown people, random bursts of noise, unexpected musical interludes, old recording leaking from the used tape, unsolicited proclamations, hiss and hum, wow and flutter.





Recorded between 17. and 29. June 2015 on four track tape recorder Fostex X-15.

www.handagote.com

The Hut was part of Prague Quadrenniall 2015
www.pq.cz
 

RADIO LAPUTA: FROM THE HUT
cut-up & fold-in low fidelity radio documentary from the Prague Quadriennale 2015

with
Sodja Lotker
Mark Jeffery
Petr Vizina
Pavel Štorek
Al Margolis
Alain Kerriou
Ewan McLaren
Pavel Kopřiva
Rebeka Ingimurnardottir
Rastislav Juhás
Braňo Pažitka
Daniela Voráčková
Matylda a Alžběta Dörnerovy
Lukáš Jiřička
and many others



Radio Laputa crew:
Tomáš Procházka
Robert Smolík
Martin Janíček
Veronika Švábová
Jan Dörner


Thanks to
Miloš Vojtěchovský
for the Radio Laputa name.



Produkce:
jedefrau.org

Handa Gote is supported by The City of Prague and the Czech Ministry of Culture. 
 
 

Interpretace - Mistra Jana Léta Páně XV

Interpretace : Mistra Jana Léta Páně XV
Interpretace je tajuplný kolektiv působící od osmdesátých let více, či méně v utajení, zpočátku také pod různými názvy. Značku Interpretace přijal až poté, co italský label Old Europa Café vydal v osmdesátých letech bez jejich vědomí kazetu s názvem Interpretace. Výsledky své práce příliš nevystavují na odiv, zůstává spíše soukromou aktivitou, založené na dlouholetém přátelstvím. V době přebujelé sebeprezentace jev nevídaný. Jsme rádi, že můžeme alespoň toto malé seznámení s jejich hudbou zprostředkovat.
Nahrál Kytaristus doma.


Interpretace : Mistra Jana Léta Páně XV
Interpretace is an enigmatic collective operating since the 80s more or less in secret.  Initially they used different names until the Italian label Old Europa Café released their music on a cassette titled Interpretace without their knowledge, from then on they kept this name. The results of their work are not shown too often, it remains more as a private activity, based on many years of friendship, at a time of rampant self-presentation this is an unprecedented phenomenon. We are pleased that we can present at least this small introduction to the their musical world.
Recorded at home by Kytaristus.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Robert Smolik: Expériences Musicales

In 1961 Jean Dubuffet published a collection of recordings called Expériences Musicales. More than half century years later Robert Smolik records album that you (may) hold in your hands as a kind of homage. Unlike Jean Dubuffet, however, Robert Smolik does not even partially play any musical instruments and therefore he approached to all instruments as to certain magical objects whose value added is production of sound. The aim of this expedition into the sonic unknown was the same as in the original recording: with the help of music to approach "sounds of decay, the growth of grass and minerals undergoing transformation."




 Robert Smolik: electric guitar, bass guitar, sampler, percussion, sound objects Diddley bow, voice
 Mix and mastering: Federsel

 Released in January, 2015 by Meteorismo label in a limited number of 100 copies of 140 grams vinyl with handmade cover.

Crinkled Tape Society: Eintopf Session

Crinkled Tape Society is ever changing collective iniciated by Federsel as a part of his research on true lo-fi sound, which originated with series of Urban Camping recordings. CTS is a developing of the same method - recording a free form music on tape with partially random overdubs. Recordings are basically some sorte of byproduct of an interaction with the recording device (4 track tape recorder Fostex X-15). The project is also a homage to Davenport Family, free musical collective existing between 2002 and 2005 in Wisconsin, USA. With the very same goal, CTS tries to deal with raw music and sonic material of whatever sorte, to record in any possible place with or without music instruments, whatever music or non-music style.




Georgij Bagdasarov - electronics
Federsel - bass, modular synth, electric guitar
Alexandra Morales - Coron DS 7
Cristina Maldonado - Coron DS 7
Elizabeth Rose Russell - vocal

Recorded at home, 17. 12. 2014
Cover: Radek Pokorný 

Sabotanic Garden: TONTTU

TONTTU
Sabotanic Garden live group improvisation - Recorded during Tonttu performance in May 2013 at Pori Art Museum, Finland

Simo Laihonen - Percussions, Wind Instruments
Pasi Mäkelä - Vocals, Percussions
Jussi Saivo - Electronics, Wind Instruments
Janne Tuomi - Percussions, Wind Instruments

Recorded and Mixed by Jarkko Montonen
Mastered by Jussi Saivo

Artwork - Pasi Mäkelä
Photography - Pia Hovi-Assad



Tonttu is chorereograpy and physical performance by Pasi Mäkelä, performer and musician living in Prague, and co-directing Meteorismo.

"Tonttu (eng. gnome) is a mythical figure of Scandinavian folklore. It was
common belief that in most of the areas of the natural world existed gnomes.
Forests had forest gnomes, saunas sauna gnomes, barns had barn gnomes
etc. Gnomes helped people if they were treated well, but if treated badly or
neglected they could cause all kinds of torments and turmoil. Gnomes were
link between natural world and human society.
Outskirts of society are parallel to the outskirts of the body and the mind.
Somewhere in the shadows of total confusion lurks Tonttu.
In finnish language word tonttu is also synonym for idiot."

Sabotanic Garden is finnish performance and music group formed in 2006 by performance & conceptual artist Pasi Mäkelä and sound designer Jussi Saivo. SG performs in changing line-ups, working in all possible performing platforms from forests to clubs and art venues.
Janne Tuomi is percussionist playing in all fields of music, from jazz to classical and back.
Simo Laihonen is drummer of finnish jazz band Black Motor and many others.

Links:

facebook.com/sabotanic.garden
sabotanicgarden.blogspot.fi

facebook.com/janne.tuomi
facebook.com/simo.laihonen

Stratocluster: Jabka hrušky meotary

Artist collective Stratocluster shows its dark side on this collection of super lo-fi sonic bits and pieces.
Try not to get suffocated by unilimited power of their imagination!



"Stratocluster is an ensemble engaging in multimedia improvisation, this time ‘multi’ meaning ‘obsolete’.
BAAH BAH BAAAAAAAAH, BAAAH BAH BAAAAAAAAH.
Stratocluster is an engaging improvising obsolete ensemble meaning time.
militantcuntmilitantcuntmilitant whisperwhisperwhisper militantcunt.

Jabka hrušky meotary is Czech for ‘Apples, pears, overhead projectors’, reflecting both the agricultural roots of Stratocluster’s members and the incidentality of the cassette, recorded, partly unawares, on Jan Faix’s Sony TCM-359v during rehearsals for concerts utilising an overhead projector as a means for multimedia improvisation. Also reflecting the English language's relentless need for commas.

Kwodsko! Kwodskoch! Kwochkods! – Pse! …woof. Goats. Sheep.




A: The thing is, even if you went to a country where the convention is to shoot people in horse heads on sight, it’d still have the same effect.
B: I’ll shall go to Iva Bittová’s workshop in a horse head.

Cover design by Max Máslo, rexroth orc-king of North Wenceslas Square. Comes either as a free digital download, or a luxury collector's edition bundle including a C-60 chrome smelted casette, a cover hand made by members of Stratocluster, and an A3 poster by Max Máslo. Guaranteed to satisfy your object-fetish for at least two months.

Nananana power chords DEATH TO COMMAS.

Featuring Jan Faix, Jan Kulka, Mikuláš Mrva, Marcel Bárta, Tomáš Mika and Ian Mikyska. Recorded in July 2014 at BIG MANY CE$H DEDY primedeluxe Studios in Vinohrady, Prague.

All power to imagination can sometimes be suffocating."

the meme - 3

the meme are an experimental sound duo from Chicago. Jeffrey Kmieciak (lap steel guitar, electronics) and Milan Bobysud (electronics) create textured soundscapes using a lap steel guitar, analog synthesizers, drum-machines and a variety of processors. The resulting sound ranges from pastoral psychedelia and gentle ambience through drone and motorik minimalism all the way to sinister noise.





The duo's improvised performances feature abstract video backgrounds collaged from found footage films and other re-purposed visuals.
3 is the meme's 3rd official release (1 came out on cassette in the spring of 2014 on particle tapes and 2 was released in October of the same year by Signals From Arkaim: http://signalsfromarkaim.blogspot.com/2014/08/sfa030-meme-vol-2.html ). The three tracks of this new album were recorded live in studio sessions in the winter of 2015.

More info:
facebook.com/thememe.2
soundcloud.com/the-meme-2

Contact:
thememeproject@gmail.com