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Latest release taken from a series of field recordings of locations near to my home. The aim is to release one per month and will be a constant work in progress. Within this restricted territory I expect to find inspiration in the most diverse corners and objects. Moreover to reflect on the changing landscape and weather patterns as we shift through the year. In this part of the world, West Dorset, tourism is a vital economy and the influx of people into the landscape and the extra events, businesses, etc that go on, fundamentally changes this place. Iâ€™m also surrounding with agriculture business with their ever-changing routines.
Arriving at a state of “nervous stasis” (as one listener put it most appropriately), “Rauschen” was recorded and produced in September 2011. The illustration is part of the well-known Hieronymus Bosch triptych, The Garden of Earthly Delights. Listen at Soundcloud: Rauschen by Phirnis Free high-quality download: http://phirnis.de/blog/uploads/Phirnis-Rauschen.mp3
cr [9:41], the third in the series zenconcrÃ¨te, is now online for free download in both mp3 and flac formats at mana. zenconcrÃ¨te is a series of four compositions, each a typological investigation of sounds taken from improvisations recorded in March 2010. Free improvisations using hand made prepared microtonal bowed psalteries and zithers, alongside hand [...]
Hi, I run the Flaming Pines label and am very happy to announce the label’s first net release. Here is the blurb: This is a compilation about a small beach in Sydney , Australia called Burning Palms. Accessible only on foot, It is the home of black cockatoos, many palm trees and a natural figure [...]
Live improvisation recorded on July 2nd, 2011. Religious imagery is a topic referred to by many past musical creations released under the Phirnis monicker and “La CrÃ©ation du Monde” is yet another exploration of this long-running fascination of mine. The accompanying picture shows part of an exceptional postcard advertising the 1910 Universal Exposition at Brussels, [...]
Free high quality download (320kbps): http://phirnis.de/blog/uploads/Phirnis-Release.mp3 “Release” was recorded and produced in only one day in June 2011. Making for “quite a depressing and thought provoking” experience, as one dedicated listener appropriately pointed out, this track is an expression of some rather personal ideas of mine exemplified by the accompanying picture showing part of a [...]
qm [8:30] is now available online for free download at the dedicated netlable mana in both .flac and .mp3 (320kps) formats. This is theÂ first of the quiet and introspective series zenconcrÃ¨te, Â four works by Scottish based sound artist and composer James Wyness, for hand made prepared microtonal bowed psalteries and zithers, accompanied by hand made [...]
The latest in aquatic noise, “Meer” is yet another sound art recording by Phirnis dedicated to the waters. Free download: Meer (192kbps MP3) A couple of years ago I went to an exhibition showcasing the work of somewhat unfashionable French painter Bernard Buffet and while I did enjoy most of the art I encountered that [...]
Produced in January 2011, this recording was based on the idea of taking turns between relentless distortion and occasional glimpses of unsatisfactory short release. Free download: Maximum (320kbps MP3) Listen at Soundcloud: Maximum by Phirnis Featured alongside is a photograph of the Chernobyl Bell monument at Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. The image itself is in the public [...]