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Entrevista con Voicehandler

Voicehandler son un dúo electroacústico de improvisación proveniente de Oakland (California), conformado por la artista vocal/sonora: Danishta Rivero Castro y el baterista: Jacob Felix Heule.
El dúo trabaja en la intersección de dos de los instrumentos más somáticos y primitivos: la voz y la percusión, yuxtapuestos, y a la vez en contraste con instrumentos electrónicos, así como instrumentos hechos a la medida.
Voicehandler utiliza como fuente de creación el entorno físico y social, por lo que cada concierto es único y se adapta a cada lugar para experimentar distintas sensaciones. Una parte importante detrás del concepto del dúo es la transformación de formas de canto con relación a temas mitológicos y literarios, enfatizando en el drama de la condición humana.

Substrata.-  ¿Para ti cuál lazo entre la literatura y la mitología con la experimentación sonora?

Danishta Rivero.- Creo que gran parte de la expresión artística del ser humano (para no generalizar) es la manifestación de la siguiente declaración: existimos… y de estas ideas, imágenes, indagaciones, etc., se teje la narrativa de nuestra existencia.
Pero no es solo el contenido sino también la forma la que comunica, o mejor dicho, que puede conectar con algo que es incomunicable verbalmente, pero que forma parte de esa narrativa o visión que nos sitúa en/desde el universo hasta el cuerpo que tenemos/somos.
Entonces creo que la improvisación libre y la experimentación con medios electrónicos, en cierta forma son un aspecto o manifestación de la misma narrativa.

Substrata.- ¿Cómo decides fusionar la voz con electrónicos? ¿alguna referencia estilística, ideológica o estética?
Danishta Rivero.- Los instrumentos electrónicos me han permitido encarnar una voz más amplia, que existe en diferentes espacios sonoros. Yo me puedo mover en estos espacios y puedo jugar con ellos e indagarlos de una manera que representa quien soy culturalmente, un producto de la hibridización, alguien quien existe en varias fronteras culturales.

Substrata.-  How do you conceive the drumset as a resonant space?
Jacob Felix Heule.- A resonant body amplifies and thickens the tone of a vibrating object in contact with it. A drum set is a system of resonant bodies — drums of various sizes as well as cymbals. I use these resonators in interaction with each other to amplify small sounds and gestures, and to play with the nuances of sound and coloration. Kyrre Laastad once described to me using the parts of his drum set as “aux sends” for processing various sounds, and that metaphor has stuck with me as a good way to think about it. I have spent a lot of time with a very minimal single-drum instrumentation, working to squeeze the deepest range of sounds from a simple set-up. Recently I’ve been working more with a traditional drum set to give myself easier access to a simultaneous multiplicity of sounds, as well as to incorporate more of the drum set tradition into my playing. But attention to sound and manipulation of timbre remain at the heart of my playing.
Substrata.- how do you think the relationship between the drums and voice?
Jacob Felix Heule.- Percussion and the voice are primitive, embodied, physical instruments. They are present in the natural world in the calls of animals, and plants or objects striking or rubbing against each other. This is in contrast to electronics, which have little to do with nature, and are the most disembodied instrument. But Danishta uses both voice and electronics in Voicehandler, and to me it feels just as natural to play with either one.

Escucha Voicehandler aquí:
http://www.heule.us/voicehandler/

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The Void of Expansion (Swe/Be)

void of expansion
Personnel:

  • Dirk Serries: Electric guitar + sound processing
  • Tomas Järmyr: Drums

Bio:

Played by ear, based upon intuition and deep listening techniques, the music breathes and evolves being conducted by situation, environment and frame of mind. Extreme in dynamics, emotion and atmosphere, järmyr & serries’ The Void Of Expansion is an unpolished vehicle to explore their mutual fascination in fading out genre boundaries and creating a spontaneous sonic dialogue. In concert The Void Of Expansion is a musical beast that is equally silent, extremely meditative, slow evolving and violently loud.
The duo pushes the envelope of interaction with a personal but furious approach to freejazz, incorporating elements from the musical worlds of shoegaze, postrock, jazz, ambient and noise.

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Zenial (Pol)

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Personnel:

  • Personnel: Łukasz Szałankiewicz – Various media.

Łukasz Szałankiewicz is the name behind Zenial.
He is an electronic music performer and sound artist. Lukasz is a member of the Polish Society for Electroacustic Music (PSeME) and the Polish Society for Contemporary Music (the Polish subsection of the ISCM). His formative artistic years began in the early 90s with an immersion in the demoscene —an early computer subculture based around transcending hardware limitations. The multimedia nature of demoscene has remained an important element of his solo artistic work, where sound is often combined with visuals and influenced by a conceptual framework. He currently lives and works in NYC.


http://zenial.pl/

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Rogelio Sosa joins Substrata. in 2016

 

The Mexican artist, curator and composer Rogelio Sosa enters our family in 2016 with his distinctive sound and unique approach to music. After his most recent album named Daturas out on Bocian Records, with the collaboration of Lasse Marhaugh, Substrata. proudly announce an upcoming release of one of the most renowned and respected sound-experimentalists from the Americas.

More info soon.

Please visit:
http://rogeliososa.info/

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Book of sounds: Etnografías Sonoras del Mundo.

Book of Sounds es un proyecto del Ingeniero en audio y sonorista mexicano -radicando en Holanda-  Daniel Goldaracena y es un compendio de diversos momentos culturales y fenómenos sonoros compilados en el sitio:
http://www.danielgoldaracena.com/BookOfSound/book_of_sound.php Continue reading Book of sounds: Etnografías Sonoras del Mundo.