pyr137 iris garrelfs – breathing through wires

Iris Garrelfs at the Barbican

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breathing through wires is an album of live improvised and processed voice performances by iris garrelfs, recorded in the uk between 2012 and 2014. some were recorded through the mixing desk, others in the room. the titles refer to either event or venue. expect to hear a wide range of sounds and sonic modalities, from aggressive screams to delicate melodies, intricate rhythms to machine noises all constructed from and through live voice in an act of listening.


1. Sonic Imperfections (16.44 min)
Recorded at Sonic Imperfections at the Montague Arms, London, on October 2014. Curated by Ian Faragher. Thanks also to Nigel Bryant.

2. Hundred Years (21:50 min)
Recorded at the Hundred Year Gallery, London, on 22 November 2014 as part of a Linear Obsessional evening curated by Richard Sanderson. Thanks also to ‪Graham Mackeachan for the recording.‬‬‬

3. Loop Fest (23.20 min)
Recorded at the London leg of the European season of Live Looping Festivals at the Strong Room on 14 July 2013. Curated by Georgina Brett.

4. Horse Hospital (22.23 min)
Recorded at the Horse Hospital, London, 23 April 2014. Curated by Maike Zimmerman. Thanks also to Andrew Page for the recording.

5. Aural Detritus (23.22 min)
Recorded at the Aural Detritus Festival at the Phoenix Art Centre, Brighton, on 22 November 2012. Curated by Paul Khimasia Morgan. Thanks also to Simon Drinkwater for the recording.

all music by iris garrelfs

photo by p. smith

iris garrelfs on pyr

01. sonic imperfections 02. hundred years 03. loop fest 04. horse hospital 05. aural detritus

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