pan y rosas release clarifications of the concept of object by tomas gris

the first newness of 2012 is from tomas gris a free improviser based in madrid who is working on developing a sound language that combines his love of dada, art brut, and the cobra art movement with his interest in philosophy, semiotics and post-modernism. he performs alone and with ad hoc ensembles primarily playing reeds and amplified objects, but also incorporating various percussion and acoustic instruments into his pieces.

his first album for pan y rosas is a solo improvisation recorded in 2011 in which he plays alto saxophone, harps, cassette, and objects. throughout the piece he employs quietness and stillness; flutters, pops and breaths; cymbals and tones. his playing is deliberate and of the moment, without beginning or end. make sure to get it here.

tomas gris – electroacoustic dada vol 2

tomas grís is on a roll! the second volume in his solo electroacoustic dada series is now available. as described on the cover an improvised butcher of electric and acoustic sounds whose only law is that of the hyle mechanistic: amorphous syntax where extensions collide. what? awesome! that’s what. make sure you get it here. now!

new release from tomas grís and miguel garcía

hey everyone, there’s a new release from miguel garcía and tomas grís! from the quebecois tape label crustacés. you can hear excerpts from the new album at the soundcloud page. or, it seems like, you can get the album itself by sending a postcard, gift, etc to:

crustacés tapes
4555 pontiac
montréal, qc canada
H2J 2T2

new releases from tomas gris

tomas gris just released two new albums for free! the first, the phantom’s place, consists of four tracks of free improv for saxophone and objects recorded live in september of 2011. it’s available here. the second, electroacoustic dada 1, is two tracks of tape squiggles, electric crackle, feedback and controlled noise. get it here.

pyr discos release barriere, garcía, gris – chamber music

the new release from pan y rosas is from a new trio of sound artists, manipulators, mathemeticians, improvisers, musicians, etc. the trio consists of members lali barriere, miguel garcía and tomas gris who regularly perform as solo artists as well as in various group formations.

lali barriere plays amplified objects, cracklebox, guitaret, flute, keyboard, etc. he’s a mathemetician in his spare time and is known to work with pure data and field recordings. soundworker miguel garcía plays in the group, cooloola monster, creates abstract sound pieces using electronics and no-input mixer. he also runs a netlabel and curates the zarata fest (celebrating strange/unique music). tomas gris is something of an enigma. an improviser, electro-acoustic musician, etc. he tends to experiment with prepared turntables, mixers and contact microphones.

chamber music is their first album in this configuration and it’s a brief electro-acoustic affair that was captured live in february of 2011 at the ARPhouse in madrid. amplified objects and electronics were their chosen instruments this time around. the sound is something like bowed metal, electric hum, squeal and squelch. fractured percussions with low rumbles and fluttering squeaks. droning tones while construction labors away underneath it all. wheels and gears. voices in the dark. clicks and pops. atmospheric radio signals, clouds roll in. ambiguity.

miguel garcia! live! this friday!

this just in from madrid!

ARPhouse os invita este viernes día 11 de Febrero a disfrutar de otra muestra de libre improvisación, en esta ocasión a trío, de la mano de:
– Lali Barriere (Barcelona): Objetos amplificados
– Miguel A. García (Bilbao-Madrid): Electrónica, no input
– Tomás Gris (Madrid): Objetos, Feedback, Clarinete
Día viernes, 11 de febrero de 2011
Hora: 20:45
ARPhouse: Calle Ayala 60, 2ºCentro,Madrid (metros Velazquez, Goya)
precio: 5 euros (ingreso íntegro para los músicos)
Os esperamos.