pan y rosas release treebird (ep) by treebird!

Treebird is Marie Finch (voice, movement), Michiko Theurer (violin), and Julie Herndon (keys, electronics). We believe in building immersive connections between music, art, and movement, with a goal to make a space for trust, openness, and play.

This is Treebird’s debut album. It was improvised, recorded, and composed at a distance between March 2020 and March 2021 on walks and calls, in bedrooms and backyards. Voice, violin, found sounds, harmonium, electronics, clarinet.

Get the album here!

Jefferson Park EXP with the Portland State University Laptop Ensemble – May 30, 2pm

In lieu of free live shows at the neighborhood library, we’re doing free live shows via twitch! The next show is on Sunday May 30 at 2pm (CST/UTC-05), join us!

https://www.twitch.tv/jeffersonparkexp

Portland State University’s Sonic Arts and Music Production’s Laptop Ensemble will be streaming several new compositions created in collaboration with PSU’s School of Film production students. The Laptop Ensemble is an ensemble of humans, laptops, controllers, and speakers. Ensemble members both compose and perform in the ensemble, exploring computer-mediated instrument design, sound synthesis, programming, and live interactive performance.

In addition, several pieces will be presented by the university’s Advanced Laptop Ensemble. The Advanced Laptop Ensemble is a unique ensemble experience, one that encourages each student to explore intricate production and collaborative techniques with other dedicated artists. The curriculum is centered around artistic collaboration and creative leadership. Rather than specific rubrics and strict guidelines, Advanced Laptop Ensemble pushes students not only to develop their own ideas and concepts—but to deliver upon those concepts in creative and experimental means.

https://sites.google.com/pdx.edu/sample/

Jefferson Park EXP with Christi Denton and Francisco Botello – May 16, 2pm

In lieu of free live shows at the neighborhood library, we’re doing free live shows via twitch! The next show is on Sunday May 16 at 2pm (CST/UTC-05), join us!

https://www.twitch.tv/jeffersonparkexp

Christi Denton is a composer and sound installation artist who works with found sounds, electronics, and homemade and modified instruments. She enjoys breaking things, multi-channel speaker configurations, and building instruments where other things control sound; for example, where the audience can influence the composition with their phones or their drinks, or where light, weather, or a microorganism modifies musical parameters.

http://www.christidenton.com
https://christidenton.bandcamp.com

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Francisco Botello is an intermedia artist born and raised in Chula Vista, California. Growing up a dual citizen on the dividing line between the United States and Mexico, his work reflects on the nature of place and belonging. Gathering and composing with field recordings, alongside electronics he explores questions of identity, ancestry, geography, change, and loss. Recently, he has been experimenting with gestural control and working with immersive, multi-channel sound systems as ways to connect his art more intimately with his body and audience.

Francisco Botello is presently based in Portland, OR, USA.

http://franciscobotello.com/

Jefferson Park EXP with Impulsive Hearts and cinchel – May 2 2pm

In lieu of free live shows at the neighborhood library, we’re doing free live shows via twitch! The next show is on Sunday May 2 at 2pm (CST/UTC-05), join us!

https://www.twitch.tv/jeffersonparkexp

Impulsive Hearts is Danielle Sines. She sings, shouts, plays guitar and synth, and records noises on tape recorders. She likes melodies that remind her of summertime. Impulsive Hearts pick up where recent revivalist acts like Dum Dum Girls and Best Coast have left off, adding just a hint of indelible Midwestern sadness to the neo-girl group garage rock sound. On Cry All The Time, the band’s second LP, the surf-rock group delves into darker themes of love and loss, while maintaining bright, fierce and catchy-as-hell songwriting. Danielle is joined by Fallon McDermott on saxophone, keys and vocals; and Amanda Kraus on percussion. For fans of Best Coast, The Pretenders, Beach House, Alvvays, The Beach Boys, The Smiths, Dum Dum Girls, Bully and you.

https://impulsivehearts.bandcamp.com

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cinchel is a Chicago based musician working with guitar, effects and laptop to create abstract ambient music that is both minimal and dense. His main focus has been the interaction of sounds/notes with themselves. With only the use of delay, layering and distortion he attempts to make a lot of guitars no longer sound like guitars. For that reason, he likes to call this – minimal dense music.

https://cinchel.bandcamp.com

pan y rosas release flying with dry leaves by orlando

Orlando is a musician from Campina Grande, a country town in the state of Paraíba, Brazil. He has been involved with activities related to popular music since 1995 when he began his career as an upright bassist.

In his new album, Flying With Dry Leaves, Orlando, in partnership with MakinaGuru (his notebook), takes a trip through the electric and upright bass and its multitude of sounds. Through poetic, free, open, and improvised expressions he seeks to take new paths to express his hope for clearer and freer days. There are four tracks that explore electronic textures and the sounds of daily life in times of seemingly eternal quarantine. Flying With Dry Leaves pays homage to those who are gone and the endless ways that life moves on, always moving forward. Orlando’s music is concerned with cultivating the beauty that exists in continuing to imagine days in which a better world is possible.

Get the album here.

Jefferson Park EXP with florconvenas and Reid Karris – April 25 2pm

In lieu of free live shows at the neighborhood library, we’re doing free live shows via twitch! The next show is on Sunday April 25 at 2pm (CST/UTC-05), join us!

https://www.twitch.tv/jeffersonparkexp

florconvenas (Mariela Arzadun) is an audio explorer of the dream forest. Currently in Buenos Aires and continuously exploring other places as well. For florconvenas music is a question, never a style or genre. Always experimentation and fragrances. Poetry, drawings, sounds.

https://florconvenas.bandcamp.com/

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Reid Karris is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, sound enthusiast and improviser hailing from Chicago, Illinois trying very hard to get all the music stuck in his head out for all the world to hear. After spending years as an odd guitarist trying to fit in with the world of rock music Reid shifted his focus towards improvisation, noise, drone and avant-garde. His primary instruments for doing so are prepared guitar and drum kit sent through electronics.

https://reidkarris.bandcamp.com/

pan y rosas release reunión en la granja by giménez lópez, bass, suarez, scampino!

Rocío Giménez López is a pianist improviser and composer who graduated from Escuela Provincial de Música Santa Fe where she studied classical piano. She later focused on the interpretation and improvisation of jazz language attending piano lessons with Marilyn Crispell, Craig Taborn, Leo Genovese and Agustí Fernández.

Luciana Bass is a guitarist, improviser and sound artist graduated in Sound Arts and Design at the University of the Arts London. She was captivated by the possibilities of free improvised music to which she has been dedicated for the last 10 years. Today it is the union between written and improvised music what mostly interests her.

Fermín Suárez is a double bass player, improviser and composer from Rosario, Argentina. As a part of the city´s independent music scene, he has collaborated on a large amount of projects involving different styles of music such as Argentinian tango, jazz, free improvisation and Latin American song writing. Often performing live, touring, and recording as a session musician.

Rosina Scampino is a drummer, composer and educator. Her musicality and highly sensitive touch on the drums are what characterize her playing. A native of Rosario, Argentina, Rosina aims to create a sound that represents her South American musical roots in the context of contemporary jazz. Rosina strives to make every performance a positive and joyful experience, and her passion for music has relocated her to Boston, MA, where she currently resides.

Their new album is a document of an afternoon they spent making music together when Rosina visited her home country in 2019. The group performed and recorded songs by Ornette Coleman, Albert Ayler, and Paul Motian. It is co-released with the Argentine record label, Discos ICM.

Get the album here!

pan y rosas release drop shadow on airport runway by nicolas tourney!

Nicolas Tourney is a French experimental musician, sound designer, and owner of the label Snow in Water Records. His electronic works concern perception and act of listening, with the use of various strings, drones and noise-making devices.

His new album was inspired by the heatwave evenings of June 2018, in the south of France, when the heat made sleep impossible. The music is constructed like a soundtrack for a film where the narrative is generated directly by public cameras at airports. Timbres, intensities, pitches and rhythms offer a perceptual immersion, guided by microphones, that opens us to our habits and our dreams.

This musical piece was originally presented during the JeffersonParkExp 2020. You can see the live performance here: https://vimeo.com/480151771

Get the album here!

Jefferson Park EXP with Jenna Boyles and CatManMainLand – March 14, 2pm

In lieu of free live shows at the neighborhood library, we’re doing free live shows via twitch! The next show is on Sunday March 14 at 2pm (CST/UTC-06), join us!

https://www.twitch.tv/jeffersonparkexp

Jenna Boyles aka Jenna Junk is an interdisciplinary artist and human magnet for things no one else wants. Joyfully defying landfills, she gleans sound from inherited and collected objects labeled “trash” and “obsolete.” Devoted to the concept of waste as memory – a form of storing and recalling past information – she brings attention to the potential within discarded material. Rewiring old electronics and embedding soft e-textiles into her installations and wearables, her work articulates the ubiquity and resonance of unwanted things while playing on the sensitivity between squishy-bodies and hard-wired machines. Currently she is in Pittsburgh, PA reviving the house that she inherited from her grandma Helen.

Boyles received her BFA in Painting from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2012 and MFA in Art and Technology Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2018. Her costumes and illuminated objects have appeared in parades and forests, on rivers and beaches. She has performed at the Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago IL; Area 405 and the 14Karat Cabaret in Baltimore, MD. She participated in the Tough Art Residency at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and was the inaugural artist in residence at Port Discovery Children’s Museum in Baltimore, MD. Recently, Boyles was a New Media Artist in residence at Mana Contemporary Chicago. She currently teaches at Columbia College Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

https://jennaboyles.com/

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CatManMainLand is a project of Christopher Riggs, an autistic person who plays noise music using the electric guitar and synthesizer. Without the use of processing or FX, he squeezes sounds from his guitar the Chicago Reader has called “unapologetically ugly”.

https://www.christophertriggs.com/

Jefferson Park EXP with Bleak House and Poleukhina, Fariello, Chernyshkov, Gorlinsky – February 7, 2pm

In lieu of free live shows at the neighborhood library, we’re doing free live shows via twitch! The next show is on Sunday February 7 at 2pm (CST/UTC-06), join us!

https://www.twitch.tv/jeffersonparkexp

Bleak House produce crumbly, autumnal library music; flickering guitars, stumbling piano, mournful horns, and pattering percussion. Formed in 2001 by British musicians Luke Sample, Andy Brain, and Caroline Vile, who are also involved in other bands (e.g. Keshco, Vile Brain Samples), the Bleak House palette is distinctly sepia-tinged.

Their first album, Music From The Middle Room was released by Silent Flow in 2011; a follow-up, Outwardly was released by Pan y Rosas Discos in 2019. They are working on a new EP, and also a retrospective of unreleased early recordings.

For this performance recorded earlier in the week, they tried collaborating via a telephone link-up, and also recording separately, in their Bleak Houses.

http://keshco.co.uk/bleakhouse/

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Dario Fariello is a multi-instrumentalist improviser based in Oslo. Born in Naples in 1987, plays saxophones, viola, harps and electronics. He cofounded Multiversal, a nomad festival series featuring a wide international network of improv and noise musicians. With Norbert Stammberger he organizes the yearly improvised music meeting “Tubax Super Session”, in Munich, dedicated to the tubax saxophone and other special instruments.

https://soundcloud.com/dariofariello

Marina Poleukhina is a composer, improviser, and performer. Born in St. Petersburg in 1989. Graduated at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with V. Tarnopolski; Kunstuniversität Graz with C. Gadenstätter. Her music is published on the labels Pan y Rosas, Topot and “da_sein_rec.” Her albums Puinen Neon Itku, Songs about trees and Partly Cloudy are fruits of these collaborations, as much as the concert series “real time music,” which she organized.

https://vimeo.com/user15458156

Alexander Chernyshkov is a composer, performer and improviser. Studies composition at the Vienna University with Chaya Czernowin, Karlheinz Essl and Clemens Gadenstätter. He experiments actively in building unique new instruments of strictly acoustical and mechanical origin using long tubes to transform the wind instruments or using motors, relays and electromagnets as vibrating sources. His main focus is the composition and practice of the performative, musical theatre, which is being referred as Error Theatre.

https://vimeo.com/user9855744

Vladimir Gorlinsky (1984, Moscow) is a composer, an improviser, an author of spatial compositions and sound installations. He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory (prof. Vladimir Tarnopolski), after graduation he taught at the department of contemporary music. Vladimir is the author of lectures on the history and practice of composition and improvisation (Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod Conservatories, NCCA Moscow, SOTA, Meyerhold Center; Pro Arte and the Sound Museum in St. Petersburg; University of Haifa).

http://gorlinsky.com

The group will present their piece drive in 4 trees. About which they write: WHAT is the space? WHERE is the space? HOW does the music language transforms and expresses itself?

Being far away from each other in a totally different environment, sitting between the corners or imagining corners inside, we began to explore the space below and above the things that surround us. We found out that the distance does not exist and the space constantly breathes, changing the shape.

In each of our conversations we were bringing something new to the piece, that came out of the absorption of the occurred situation. We were exploring the „environment“ of each other and expanding the borders of the music language. The video as well as the audio issues are turned into inspiration and become part of the „game“. What you see and hear is a very complex piece, where improvisation and composition are going strongly together.