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SHOW 2.9 Tracklist and info

Artist: Sebastien Roux
From: Paris, France
Track: The Harp and Contrabass Song
Album: Songs
Label: 12k
From: Brooklyn New York
Year: 2006
Notes: Roux works at the research and coordination institute for acoustic music in Paris, creating customized tools for composers using Max/MSP, he composes music for radio and film and also regularly collaborates with Greg Davis and others. His most recent releases are collaborations with Sogar and Vincent Epplay. A track from the latter I will play later in the show.

Artist: Jim O’Rourke
From: Chicago, USA
Track: Despite the Water Supply parts 1,2
Album: Despite the Water Supply
Label: Touch
From: London
Year: 2008
Notes: Recorded at Steamroom Tokyo, May 2008, part of the Touch 7 series. Jim O'Rourke has recorded as a member of the experimental rock groups Gastr Del Sol, The Red Krayola, Sonic Youth and others, recorded a number of his own albums of pop rock, guitar improvisation and musique-concrète compositions on a host of labels, released collaborative recordings with Henry Kaiser, K.K. Null, Gunter Muller, Eddie Prevost, Evan Parker, Phill Niblock and Mats Gustafsson, and produced albums by Tony Conrad, Faust, Melt Banana and Space Streakings. His most recent release is a collaboration with the great Oren Ambarchi and Keiji Haino, called Tima Formosa.

Artist: Sonnamble
From: London
Track: Knock Knock
Album: Seven Months in E Minor
Label: Forwind
From: London
Year: 2010
Notes: a London based drone improv duo consisting of bassist/lap steel guitarist Peter Marsh and software designer and musician Conor Curran. The album is an improvisational piece of work exploring the realm of heavily processed lap steel, double bass, analogue synth and guitar. You can listen to a live performance at the Severed Head Gallery if you visit Forwind Recordings soundcloud page, Forwind

Artist: Sebastian Lexer
From: England
Track: Rapprochement
Album: Dazwischen
Label: Matchless Recordings
From: London
Year: 2009
Notes: Sebastian Lexer on Piano, Max/MSP programming, recording and mastering. On this album Microphones are used to capture the acoustic sound from the piano, a personally developed software (based on Max/MSP) is used to analyse the acoustic sound. The resulting data streams are reporting pitch information, loudness, density and so forth, and, combined with some more direct controls, evoke a mixture of digital audio processes and allow adjustments. All processes are happening in real-time. Lexer calls this process Piano+. If you visit there a number of live performances and pieces there for listening and download.

Artist: Graham Lambkin, Jason Lescalleet
From: Maine USA and England
Track: Layman’s Lament
Album: Air Supply
Label: Erstwhile
From: New Jersey USA
Year: 2010
Notes: Recorded 28may 2010, Graham Lambkin on Microphone & Devices, Jason Lescalleet on Synthesizers & Loops. Lescalleet uses reel-to-reel tape decks to explore the textures of low fidelity analog sounds, much of the source material fotr this recording is taken from field recordings around Lescalleet’s house. Lambkin has released four solo recordings since 2001, the most readily available being Salmon Run and Softly Softly Copy Copy.

Artist: Marina Rosenfeld
From: Based in New York
Track: In F
Album: Plastic Materials
Label: Room40
From: Brisbane Australia
Year: 2010
Notes: Rosenfeld performs frequently in the US and Europe as a turntablist, mostly using original dub plates and has collaborated with Ikue Mori, Christian Marclay, George Lewis, Christof Kurzmann, Kaffe Matthews, Nels Cline, Zeena Parkins, Lee Ranaldo, Anthony Coleman, Martin TÈtreault, Philip Jeck, Kim Gordon, Alan Licht, and many others. Her most recent release is a Collaboration with George Lewis called Sour Mash, released on Innova recordings. For more info go to

Artist: Annette Krebs/Taku Unami
From: Based in Berlin and Tokyo.
Track: track 1
Album: Motubachii
Label: Erstwhile
From: New Jersey
Year: 2010
Notes: Annette Krebs studied music and concert guitar in Frankfurt/Main. She has worked with improvisation and composition, exploring the possibilities of the prepared guitar. Various preparation methods are used with sometimes high levels of amplification. Taku Unami was born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1976. He is a composer and improviser working with assorted stringed instruments, including the guitar, mandolin, and contraguitar, laptop and vibrating objects (from which he amplifies the inaudible vibrations).

Artist: Sébastien Roux & Vincent Epplay
From: France
Track: Eddie From the Wiz
Album: Concatenative Mu
Label: Broccli
From: France
Year: 2009
Notes: We heard about Roux earlier on, so Vincent Epplay is a visual and sound artist and has recently released a collaboration with Samon Takahashi called soundtracks for the movies of Pierre Clementi.

Artist: Kaffe Matthews
From: Based in London
Track: Infant
Album: Environmental Cleaning Moments
Label: Stichting Mixer
From: Holland
Year: 2005
Notes: This piece is from a split lp with Martux_M called Veertiende Mixer. KAFFE MATTHEWS has been making and performing electro-acoustic music since 1990. In 1997 she established the label Annette Works, releasing the best of these events on cd. She uses self-designed software and reprocesses sounds live. She has also collaborated with Zeena Parkins, Sachiko M, Ikue Mori, Marina Rosenfeld, Pan Sonic, Oren Ambarchi, Alan Lamb, Christian Fennesz and pan-European electronics orchestra Mimeo.

Artist: Phill Niblock
From: Based in New York
Track: One Large Rose IV
Album: Touch Strings
Label: Touch
From: London
Year: 2009
Notes: Recorded in may 2008, featuring the Nelly Boyd Ensemble from Hamburg, In this piece is an entirely acoustic recording, each player recorded 4 takes of a 46 minute score, totaling 20 tracks all mixed together unedited. Niblock was born October 2, 1933, in Anderson, Indiana, and gained a degree in Economics before turning to photography and film in 1960. Inspired by Morton Feldman's pieces containing extremely drawn-out notes, as well as by other music, he began to make music himself. He says: "What I am doing with my music is to produce something without rhythm or melody, by using many microtones that cause movements very, very slowly." Visit for more info and for a download of his recent contribution to the touch radio podcast series.

Artist: Eleh
Track: Death is Eternal Bliss
Album: Radiant Intervals
Label: Important Records
From: Massachusetts
Year: 2011
Notes: Eleh began in 1999 as an exploration of analog synthesis, emphasising low frequency oscillation and resonant acoustic phenomenae. Eleh has released around twenty LP only records on Important Records and Taiga Records and Eleh’s first full length CD Location Momentum has just been released by Touch.

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