ana maria romano g. is included in this overview of contemporary and experimental music in colombia!
interview with lauren sarah hayes!
Today we’d like to introduce you to Lauren Sarah Hayes.
Lauren, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I learned how to perform in my late teens and early 20s by playing many, many shows in Scotland. I never stuck with a single genre for more than a few years, and I loved getting immersed in different roles and characters that I imagined around what I was playing at the time. Around 2005, a friend of mine moved away, leaving me with a load of music hardware to play around with. There was an old AKAI S1000 sampler, a Lexicon reverb/delay unit, a 16-bit ADAT recorder, an Alesis sampler, and a laptop with an RME audio interface. I still love RME! I moved out of the city to an old farmhouse with some friends and started making experimental tracks and putting them on Myspace.
interview with lola de la mata!
Your work challenges the body and human experience, taking intangible motions and channeling them into forms of sensory experience through sound/visuals. What is it about the body that draws you to produce work in this way?
Lola: Each body is unique – by body I mean our own, those of instruments, and that of the space found within architectural form. The bodily themes came about while I conducted research, asking performers, dancers and choreographers questions about their experiences and emotions surrounding their body being curated and composed. What was it like being a living sculpture?
Borrowing this model, I applied it to the academic ‘human experience’ of being a musician, thinking of it as the years of study to impose one’s will on the instrument, to reach and surpass a technical standard. But this is not my experience as a musician, I view it as a collaboration between myself and my instrument. A place where my instrument resonates with my own body, or my body resonates with that of the instrument’s. My scores reflect this desire to unshackle a stiff approach to playing, holding and being with an instrument. I write in order to bring out the voice of the instrument, in a way that isn’t being forced out, and where listening becomes a shared experience of resonating bodies.
live video documentation of clara de asís!
and an interview!
interview with sergio sanchez!
Diez años han pasado desde que el artista sonoro y músico experimental murciano, Sergio Sánchez, empezara su fructífera andadura creativa bajo el seudónimo de Jazznoize. Con este artículo intentaremos, en la medida de lo posible, introducirnos en su “ruidismo ibérico”, donde la transformación del elemento sonoro, capturado del campo sonoro cotidiano, nos lleva hasta el ruidismo extremo, el dark ambient y la música industrial, toda una realidad sónica más allá de la música concreta.
El trabajo de Sergio Sánchez se ha publicado en más de una veintena de sellos discográficos y netlabels de América y Europa. Su música ha sonado en los programas de RNE: Vía Límite, Ars Sonora, Sismógrafo, Fluido Rosa, y Atmósfera. De igual modo en los ciclos y festivales: Experimentaclub, Estampa–Sound In, MIMAA, CAM Alacant, Nit Electro Sonora, Puestas de Castilla, Clínica Mundana, Museo Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, etc. Ha realizado creaciones en colaboración con otros músicos: Francisco López, Javier Piñango, Zan Hoffman, Tsukiko Amakawa, Elías Merino, Carlos Suárez, Mark Cunningham, Miguel A. Ruiz, y A. L. Guillén, entre otros.
Pero su compromiso con la creación experimental no está limitado a su propio camino creativo. Sergio Sánchez fue quien comenzó a catalogar la fonoteca experimental del Centro Cultural Puertas de Castilla (archivo sonoro, colección de F. López). Asimismo, coordina grupos de difusión de música experimental (República Ibérica Ruidista), es miembro fundador de Intonarumori (Asociación murciana de Arte Sonoro y músicas experimentales) y dirige el netlabel RIR.
Mucho habría que escribir para poder explicar, en toda su dimensión, la creación de Jazznoize, pero intentaremos ahondar en ella, todo lo que nos sea posible, y para ello, agradecidos, contamos con su palabra y su música .
Juan J. Raposo: Hola Sergio, comenzamos con una simple pregunta, ¿qué es para ti el ruido? Y a continuación te lanzo otra que, para muchos oyentes alejados de las estéticas más actuales, puede conllevar una paradoja implícita. ¿Qué hay de bello en él?…
interview with reid karris!
Reid Karris is a Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist, composer and improviser, as well as an all-around nice guy. He recently took some time to answer a few of our questions.
How many albums did you release / perform on in 2017? I’m counting four…
2017 did feel like a really productive year but sometimes it’s hard for me to keep track because a lot of times the music was recorded the previous year. It was also an important year because some of the releases were physical, which is something that I hadn’t done in a long time. There were three cassette releases and I am really happy with them, both the music on them as well as the way they look. I also self-released some live recordings. For this I guess I’ll talk about them in order of their release…
lauren sarah hayes featured on the listening to ladies podcast!
Composer and improviser Lauren Sarah Hayes on making and experiencing sound — in a mausoleum, next to a waterfall, and through specially built furniture.
Renée Baker on the challenges of scoring silent race films
profile of renée baker at the chicago reader!
Source: Renée Baker on the challenges of scoring silent race films | Fall Preview | Chicago Reader