Second Square To None



Show 3.2

Artist: Slavic Kwie
From: ?
Track: ?
Album: ?
Label: ?
From: ?
Year: April 2001
Notes: I recorded this live performance at the Just Listening showcase in the Limerick School of Art and Design last april. The showcase was part of the Just Listen festival run by the National Sculpture Factory in conjunction with CIT, and Cork School of Music. Sadly I can find no information whatsoever about the artist, so all I can really say is that the performance definitely the most adventurous that day: he used field recordings accompanied by strobe lights in imitate the sound of insects, he then ran the length and breath of the church and all around the audience with two sheets of tinfoil on large batons simulating the flight of winged creatures above our heads, and ended with water sounds created with a hydrophone and controlled air tubes releasing bubbles in a campaign cooler filled with water. Sorry for the demystification of the piece…
Artist: Chris Watson
From: Sheffield
Track: Male Capercallie Display
Album: Outside The Circle of Fire
Label: Touch
From: London
Year: 1998
Notes: Chris Watson is a musician and sound recordist specializing in natural history. A former & founding member of Cabaret Voltaire and The Hafler Trio, Watson has worked on numerous TV and radio documentaries for BBC, as well as other projects. he has also released a number of solo and collaborative records, generally on the Touch label, his most recent outing being the collaboration with Marcus Davidson, Cross Pollination released this year.
Artist: Robert Curgenven
Track: Silent landscapes No. 2
Album: Silent Landscapes
Label: recorded Fields
From: Australia
Year: 2008
Notes: From Curgenvens’ website: ‘Employing only analogue means, in a variety of contexts from pure field recordings to feedback and instrumental harmonics to shape relations through sound, his work interweaves the unfolding of complex beauty and the quiet brutality of nature in all of its forms.’ He has collaborated with the likes of Jason Kahn, KK Null and many others, his most recent recording is Oltre, released on the LINE record label from Washington DC in 2010.
Artist: Nurse With Wound
From: England
Track: June 17
Album: Shipwreck Radio vol.1
Label: ICR
From: the Colin Potter run label from England
Year: 2004
Notes: Nurse with Wound is the musical vehicle of Steven Stapleton, that currently includes Andrew Liles, Colin Potter and Matthew Waldron in its line up. For this album Stapleton is joined by Potter on the Artic Lofoton Islands off the coast of Norway. Using minimal equipment they created a series of sonic works from their travels around the islands, they broadcast 24 radio transmissions from the island, this is one of them.
Artist: Chris Watson
From: Sheffield
Track: Vatnajókull
Album: Weather Report
Label: Touch
From: London
Year: 2003
Notes: This particular recording takes place at the site of the icelandic glacier Vatanjokull as it lingeringly flows into the Norwegian Sea.
Artist: Ernst Karel
From: Chicago USA
Track: one
Album: Heard Laboratories
Label: and/OAR
From:
Year: 2010
Notes: Ernst Karel plays trumpet and/or analog modular electronics. he explores ways of expanding the vocabulary of the trumpet both acoustically and electronically. In addition to his work as a performer and composer, he is also involved in creating sound installations and works for radio. Heard Laboratories was constructed from unprocessed recordings made in various laboratories at Harvard University. His most recent album is called Swiss Mountain Transport Systems, which as you might imagine, does exactly what it says on the tin.
Artist: Daniel Menche
From: Portland Oregon USA
Track: Kataract {Alpha Mix} part 1
Album: Kataract
Label: Editions Mego
From: the Vienna/Berlin based label run by Peter Rehberg.
Year: 2009
Notes: This work consists of waterfall field recordings from the pacific northwest of USA, that are Daniel then manipulates with electronics. Menche is a prolific artist with around 50 full length releases, the intent of which are, according to Menche, ‘to destroy all rationalized thought processes to make room for the emotional and sensual impulses to take over. This is a direct goal and intent inherent in the work. The greater the intent, the greater the intensity, and intensity is based upon the blood rising in speed and heat through our bodies.’
Artist: AER
From: England
Track: Headphones
Album: Project / Touch Seven release
Label: Touch
From: London
Year: 2008
Notes: AER or Alpha Echo Romeo is Jon Wozencroft, designer and co-founder of the Touch label. He also designs the wonderful covers for all the touch releases. His only other release is the album Without Number also released on Touch in 2008. ‘'Project' began as a film soundtrack for "The Overcoming of Hazard" by Brad Butler and Karen Mirza […] It uses four atmosphere recordings, short wave radio and an organ stop - an attempt to confuse inside and out.’
Artist: janek Schaefer
From: England, based in London
Track: Field Recording
Album: Location Stories
Label: Stichting Mixer
From: Holland
Year: 2006
Notes: Studied Architecture at the royal college of art in London, and became fascinated with the nature of sound, he now mostly works with prepared turntables and vinyl and field recordings. Runs his own label AudioHo!Recordings most recent full length album is called Asleep at the Wheel, a limited cassette released on My dance The Skull from London in 2011.
Artist: Justin Bennett
From: England
Track: Cacerolada
Album: Dertiende Mixer w/ Toshiya Tsunoda
Label: Stichting Mixer
From: Holland
Year: 2004
Notes: Justin Bennett is an visual artist, author and musician now based in Holland. He has also played with MIMEO and has five full length releases primarily released on the Spore records label. But since this release has been quiet on the music front releasing only one 10” called Shotgun Architecture in 2008. His artwork and installations are very impressive and well worth checking out at www.bmbcon.demon.nl/justin/ This track was recorded in Barcelona in March 2003 during the protests against the war in Iraq.

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