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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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.

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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.

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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

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pan y rosas release the octopus by lauren redhead!

Lauren Redhead is a composer, performer, and musicologist. As a composer she is interested in notation and materiality, increasingly using a combination of experimental approaches to the creation of scores and electronic materials, and improvisation, to realise her projects. As a performer of music for organ and electronics, Lauren works in a duet with Alistair Zaldua. Together they present works that focus on interactivity between the two instrument and invite new considerations of the organ in space, and of notation for their combination. In her writing about music, she focuses on the aesthetics and socio-semiotics of 20th and 21st Century musics.

the octopus is a digital opera that uses text, strings, winds, voice, piano, organ, and electronics to explore the changing aesthetics of the undersea from the imagined perspective of the octopus. While climate change narratives focus most frequently on data about temperature, population numbers, or the material composition of the atmosphere and ocean, this piece ‘listens’ to the environment in order to contemplate the subjective experience of wildlife of their subtly changing environment. It both considers the ‘alien’ nature of life under the ocean, and considers the equally alien nature of life above the ocean to its protagonist.

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pan y rosas release SPKY by Azunak!

Azunak is a project by Enrike Hurtado, who is part of the ixi-audio.net collective and currently teaches sound art at the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao. Enrike builds his own software to make music, sometimes exploring feedback and, in the Azunak project, to tear apart samples of popular music (frequently, but not exclusively, hardcore and extreme metal) to generate raw and minimalistic compositions.

SPKY is a soft and gently textured structure, constructed with layers of fragmented sound. The loops shift through a series of automatic generative cut-and-paste techniques. Moving through the source material, a degenerative process slowly unfolds. References to the sampled song dissolve and abstraction is embraced.

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pan y rosas release Wir brauchen angst. und schade by Helena Ford!

Helena Ford is a transgender artist from Chicago, IL that specializes in semimodular synthesis and feedback works; her work exists in the same lineage of Eliane Radigue, Pauline Oliveros, and Mira Martin-Grey in the sense of navigating avant-garde and experimental electronic music away from the Academy and to the people. Her most recent series, including her album Wir Brauchen Angst. Und Schade, explores transness in the form of no-input feedback mixing; she deftly produces sonic sculptures and art from the same principles of musique concrete and minimalism and uses them to showcase the experience of being a transgender woman in today’s society. Her common album themes include gender dysphoria, anxiety, passing, and other such topics and the length of her solo releases are meant to invoke the immense span of time that it takes to transition. Aside from her musical endeavors, Helena loves long walks, collecting field recordings, and playing with her cat.

Wir Brauchen Angst. Und Schade explores transness in the form of no-input feedback mixing; she deftly produces sonic sculptures and art from the same principles of musique concrete and minimalism and uses them to showcase the experience of being a transgender woman in today’s society.

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pan y rosas release intervisibility 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.

On Intervisibility, Nicolas turns his musical research towards something more bare – the loneliness of the sound. Influenced by different forms (Japanese Gagaku, Tibetan ritual, Confucian music, Korean shamanism) the music offers an opening within listening, a work based on reception and non-action.

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pan y rosas release dual remix by ren walters and david tolley

Ren Walters is completing his phd at Melbourne University and facilitates the improvisation materials and free play classes at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University. David Tolley was an integral member of Melbourne’s music community until his death in 2014.

Edited versions and blends of performances at a dance club and a home between 1997 and 1999. Hard disk recorder, a microphone, text, magazines, and scissors. An acoustic bass, an acoustic guitar, an electronic guitar. Projected images. Performances of performances. Folding over on itself.

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pan y rosas release anedition by ishmael ali, judith berkson, josh davidoff, and ben zucker!

Ishmael Ali is a cellist, guitarist, composer, and improviser based out of Chicago and New York. Judith Berkson is a soprano, pianist and composer living in Brooklyn, New York. Josh Davidoff is a Brooklyn-based composer and arts administrator. Ben Zucker is a performer-composer and multi-instrumentalist improviser, currently based in Chicago.

The four musicians came together in October of 2019 to document an edition of a cross coastal electroacoustic collaboration. Emissions. Ozone. Artifice. Tactful, inopportune nothing. Built with cello, synths, voice, clarinet, trumpet, electronics.

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