Second Square To None

Square Waves 12: ElectronicStringsandMallets by SquareWaves

This show looks at the intersection between contemporary classical music and electronic music.

Tracklist & Info:
Artist: Gavin Bryars
From: England
Track: the sinking of the titanic
Album: the sinking of the titanic
Label: Touch
From: London
Year: 2007
Notes: This version of Gavin Bryars's seminal piece, The Sinking of the Titanic, was recorded at the 49th International Festival of Contemporary Music at The Venice Biennale on 1st October 2005 at the Teatro Maliban.

Gavin Bryars - Double Bass
Philip Jeck - Turntables
Alter Ego - Strings, Brass, Wind, Percussion, Keyboard, Tape Recorder and sound design

Artist: Okkyung Lee
From: Korea, now based in New York
Track: Sky
Album: Nihm
Label: Tzadik
From: John Zorn’s new york based label
Year: 2005
Notes: okkyung has also released a duo recording with christian marclay Rubbings on My Cat is an Alien/a Silent Place; a solo cello album I saw the Ghost of an Unknown Soul and it Said... on Ecstatic Peace!; a trio album with steve beresford and peter evans, Check for Monsters on Emanem.
Artist: Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto with ensemble Modern
From: Berlin and Tokyo
Track: Attack/Transition
Album: utp_
Label: Raster Noton
From: Germany
Year: 2008
Notes: Alva Noto is Carsten Nicolai, He is a member of the music groups Signal and Cyclo. by looping oscillators and tone generators pure electricity is made audible. He works without sequencers, but mathematically edits his work to precise rhythmic structures. Ryuichi Sakamoto has been makin music under various guises since the 70s, is famous for his film scores as well as his many collaborations with electronic artists, this album is their 5th release together, also worth checking is Cendre, made with Fennesz and released on the touch label in 2007.
Artist: Ben Frost
From: Melbourne Austrailia now based in Iceland
Track: Peter Venkman pt II
Album: By the Throat
Label: Community Bedroom
From: Iceland
Year: 2009
Notes: This is his third full length release following the incredible Theory of Machines released in 2006, Ben Frost plays in Dublin on the 21st of april at the National Concert Hall.
Artist: Mira Calix
From: South Africa
Track: Mira Calix with London Sinfonietta at royal festival hall
Album: 3 Commissions
Label: Warp Records
From: London
Year: 2004
Notes: the Museum d’Histoire Naturelle in Geneva supplied Mira Calix with an extensive bank of insect noises, from wasps and flies to larvae hatching, she made an electronic composition over which the orchestra simulates insect hums and buzzes,
Artist: Amanda Feery
From: Offaly
Track: Zeitgeber
Notes: Amanda Feery is a musicmaker based in Dublin, where she recently completed an M.Phil in Music and Media Technologies from Trinity College, Dublin. Her work has been performed in Ireland, the U.K. and Holland by groups such as Ensemble ICC, members of Crash Ensemble, Orkest de Ereprijs, Royal Irish Academy Percussion Ensemble and Dublin Guitar Quartet. for violin, cello, bass clarinet/Bb clarinet, trombone, elec. guitar distortion pedal, piano,drumkit, and 5.1 surround sound electronics. The acoustic part of the work explores some unconventional playing techniques. The electronics were made from samples of cymbals, singing bowls, speaker feedback, bottles, bicycle chains, and piano strings.
Check out her soundcloud at vanessaparody
Artist: Enda Bates
From: Dublin
Track: Trio and Tape
Year: 2008
Notes: Viola, Bass, Cello & live electronics The Irish Composers Collective present Ensemble ICC. Cork and Dublin, October 2008.
completed a Phd in spatial music composition and performance in March 2010 in trinity college where he currently lectures. His works include multi channel, tape based pieces and electroacoustic works with a strong spatial element.
Artist: Steve Reich
From: New York
Track: Drumming pt 4
Album: Drumming
Label: Nonesuch
From: New York
Year: 1987
Notes: for 8 small tuned drums, 3 marimbas, 3 glockenspiels, 2 female voices, whistling and piccolo, reich say about the piece ‘It confirmed my intuition that acoustic instruments could be used to produce music that was genuinely richer in sound than that produced with electronic instruments.’
Artist: MIMEO & John Tilbury
From: London . Vienna . Amsterdam . Cologne . Grenoble . Nantes . Zurich . Lisbon .
Track: The Hands of Caravaggio III
Album: The Hands of Caravaggio
Label: Erstwhile
From: New jersey
Year: 2002
Notes: Recorded live at Angelica, Festival Internazionale Di Musica, Bologna, May 20, 2001.
Computer - Kaffe Matthews , Peter Rehberg
Featuring [Amplified Metal Garbage] - Markus Wettstein
Featuring [Electroacoustic Devices] - Jérôme Noetinger
Featuring [Electronics, Fm Modulations, Radio] - Gert-Jan Prins
Featuring [Software Granular Samplers And Treatments] - Phil Durrant
Guitar [With Analogue Modular System] - Rafael Toral
Guitar, Featuring [Electronics] - Keith Rowe
Guitar, Synthesizer [Analogue] - Kevin Drumm Publish Post
Piano - John Tilbury
Piano [Inside] - Cor Fuhler
Synthesizer [Analogue] - Thomas Lehn
Synthesizer [Digital], Computer - Marcus Schmickler

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