Hereby the playlist 275 of Sounds and Emotions.
“Experimental music for experimental people”
This week with a live session at FM Brussel of Robert Curgenven solo and also together with Hati
Working with harmonics, textures and resonance as articulated not only through instruments/objects, in space and place, but also in time and the dislocation of the remote, Curgenven’s sound explores slowly shifting layers in the fabric of fields of perception. Creating vast landscapes from carefully detailed recordings through to immersive resonances via deft manipulations of sound pressure – his “old school“ background is evident in his working by hand without a computer. Playing in a variety of contexts from pure field recordings to instrumental harmonics and feedback – described by one audience member as “like a punch in the face while elsewhere flowers bloomed.“
He has lived for much of the past eight years in Australia’s Northern Territory, working in small towns and remote locations in radio, health and the arts as well as auspicing and directing Sounds Unusual – NT Festival for New Music. Since the beginning of 2008 he has relocated to Europe, based in Berlin and Milan.
Curgenven returned to performing live and improvised music in 2004 and has since played at events throughout Australia and Europe, including Transmediale (Berlin), Gallery for Contemporary Art (Leipzig), Headphone festival (Stralsund), C/O Pop (Koln), Alice Springs Desert Festival, Darwin Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Electrofringe Festival (Newcastle), Tura New Music Festival (Perth). He has toured Australia, Europe and Japan, including venues in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Amsterdam, London, Paris, Brussels and Tokyo.
He has performed with many Australian and international artists including Jason Kahn (Sirr), Sumugan Sivanesan (Cronica Electronica), KK Null (Touch), Derek Holzer (Umatic), Luc Ex (ex-The Ex), Katrin Bethge and Lousie Curham (projections). He has supported artists such as Jazkamer, Rafael Toral, KTL (Rehberg/O’Malley),Robin Fox, Richard Chartier and Marko Ciciliani. In addition he has exhibited in Darwin, Sydney, Berlin, Koln, Joachimstal and Fremantle.
“…a gentle audio suspension of time. This is the kind of subtlety that really works, becoming an almost total transference of realities.”
– Furthernoise (UK), 2006
“Curgenven makes the point that sounds are fundamental to our perception of the world and significant to notions of the familiar and our sensing of otherness. … The complex micro and meso-structure of these field recordings … included familiar sounds … as well as more all-encompassing sound events evoking specific places.… Our ability to completely hear the complexities of a place and time is intersected by memories of the familiar which are in turn displaced and transformed.”
– Realtime (AUS), “surrealestate” concert review, 2007
Hati (Rafal Iwanski and Darek Wojtas) is a musical project from Poland (Torun) based on acoustic instrument sounding. The instruments they use are acoustic, namely traditional (ethnic) acoustic instruments and hand-made instruments or objects not necessarily meant for creating music. They also use electronic equipments. Key words for Hati are: trance, rhythm and sound. Hati connects a person’s interest in modern music, and ritual and meditation music from all over the world.
“Recently, it has been the most interesting Polish group experimenting with acoustic sounding. They create their own constructions and use the exotic instrumentation in an intriguing way.” (Jarecki)
To listen to the show use one of the following links (24 hours a day)
< http://www.fmbrussel.be/programmas/sounds_and_emotions.aspx > : goto the red speaker “luister”
or <Sound And Emotions> or <http://wm.streampower.be/fmbrussel/webradio/sounds.mp3>
Title; Played; Label; Time; Total Time; Room For Space; Jim Sangtae; Balloon & Needle; 23’43″; 23’45″ A & E 26 (Air & Electricity); Robert Curgenven; Live at FM Brussel; 16’52″; 40’37″; Isla Genovesa; Chris Watson; Cherrymusic; 8’36″; 49’13″; Sad Ghosts; Icuria Coss; Entangled Records; 5’19″; 54’32″; Wortel (Root); Frans de Waard; EE Tapes; 12’58″; 67’30″; Hati & Robert Curgenven Live at FM Brussel 011008; Hati & Robert Curgenven; Live at FM Brussel; 11’59″; 79’29″; Drotanya; Planetaldol; Smell The Stench; 54’14″; 133’43″;
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Sounds and Emotions
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