pan y rosas release Baroque Summer by Brice Catherin, Jacques Demierre, Anouck Genthon and Matthias Klenota!

Brice Catherin willingly stepped away from the contemporary music institutions in 2006 in order to freely develop a few activities as a multi-instrumental cellist, improviser, composer and art performer. These activities fed into each another, so that beyond his multidisciplinary shows and improvised concerts, he has never stopped composing and premiering written pieces.

Jacques Demierre is a pianist, composer and improviser. Whether acoustic or electroacoustic, respectful of the frames of traditional writing or freely improvised, his experimentations can be music just as well as sound poetry and sound interventions in situ. They are nonetheless all moved by the same search for awareness of sound.

Born in France, Anouck Genthon is a violinist, improviser and ethnomusicologist based in Geneva (CH). She anchors her work in the development of her own improvised language through the experience of sound and listening. She likes to engage in transversal forms of research forms and she plays in various contexts at the crossroads of improvised, experimental, contemporary, electroacoustic and traditional music through different projects from solo to large ensembles. She is a member of @ptt collective (promotion of acoustic art in the fields of music, language and visual arts) and Insub. in Geneva. She is the author of “Fictation” (Gamut, 2020) and “Tuareg Music. From political symbolism to aesthetic singularization” (L’Harmattan, 2012).

Brice, Jacques, Anouck, and Matthias Klenota came together for a day to record a new album of improvised music on ancient music instruments. They met at the studio @ptt in Chêne-Bougeries, Switzerland on 22nd of July 2021 and played for most of the afternoon, except Anouck who could join only towards the end. They shared a spinet, a clavichord, a (baroque) violin, two piccolo violins (built by Robin Jousson) and a five-string cello (built by Robin Jousson too). Brice arrived first, followed by Jacques, then Matthias, and finally Anouck. Brice recorded, edited, and mixed the improvisations; and later made the album cover and imposed the silly titles.

Get the album here!

pan y rosas release hell courtesan by reid karris & clint spotts!

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. His primary instruments for doing so are prepared guitar and drum kit sent through electronics.

Clint Spotts is a self-taught guitarist and noise mechanic from Northern Minnesota where the water reflects the sky and wild things thrive. He’s got a thrift store aura and haunting jive. The sounds will out and come alive.

For their first album together Reid recorded his contribution in Hinsdale, Illinois while Clint recorded his in Chisholm, Minnesota. A trans-midwestern improvised collage. Prepared guitars, synths, bent circuits, voice, bowls, kaiser devices, scatchboxes, etc.

Get the album here.

pan y rosas release phoebe dances with philip by philip corner!

Philip corner is an: action musician, trombone/alphornist, occasional vocalist, pianist, percussionist, theorist, visual artist. Additionally he is a(n): composer, improvisor, educator, collageur, assembleur, calligrapher. Further, he is a: student of Jahoda, Cowell, Messiaen, Luening, Borduas, Cage, Taubman.

He is also a fluxologist. Listen. Silence. Resonance. Surroundings. Action. Ecstasy.

His new album is an audio/video collection of three collaborations with the dancer Phoebe Neville. Phoebe and Philip began working together in September of 1991 shortly after Phoebe’s surgery for breast cancer. The first two performances took place when she was undergoing radiology/chemotherapy treatment. She completed her chemotherapy treatments one month after the second performance. Ear/Body was performed one week after Philip Corner underwent surgery. What is the interface between Art and Healing?

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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.

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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!