Galaverna

Galaverna is a platform for multimedia, sound-and-art productions based in Italy that mainly operates in the area of electroacoustic and experimental music, with a specific referral to the landscape/soundscape aesthetics.

Galaverna comes as a sister label of Laverna, a net label working under Creative Commons licences, active in the field since the early '90s in creating multimedia productions and live performances that combine music, visuals and words.

Galaverna is run by Enrico Coniglio and Leandro Pisano.

Aims

Galaverna is not a record label, it’s not just a net label either and it doesn’t operate in the marketplace.

Galaverna, as a music label, is a digital label ONLY. We decided that our planet is already filled enough with plastic, so, please, do not burn our music on CD-Rs.

Galaverna releases only a work per season (exceptions allowed).

In a world where musical industry is inevitably fading and illegal downloads are taking over, Galaverna aims to be a model of ethical behavior.

In a world overloaded with music, Galaverna aims to be a model of ethical behavior for artists. Our motto is: RELEASE LESS, SAVE MORE.

Please note that

Galaverna’s main goal is to bring the degrowth concept into music (in French: décroissance, in Spanish: decrecimiento, in Italian: decrescita). As we reached a point where the production of material goods seems to be set on a path of ever-increasing growth, and even if an everlasting growth has been the capitalistic systems goal for over a century, it has now become crucial to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle. To bring these considerations into the music field means to curb both the unlimited production of music as well as the consumption itself. We believe behaviours so closely related to the logic of consumerism must be eliminated in order to devote ourselves to the true, caring and deep experience of music making/listening.

Artists involved in Galaverna must agree to this.

Raffaele Mariconte “So(E)nology” out now

We are happy to announce that "So(E)nology" by Raffaele Mariconte is out now. Click on the image below to go to the release page.  

Next release in Galaverna by Raffaele Mariconte

We are happy to announce the next release in Galaverna is signed by Raffaele Mariconte. Raffaele Mariconte is an acoustic engineer involved in research, consultancy and training in acoustics (environmental, musical, ...
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INNERSCAPE – Opencall by VacuaMoenia

We are glad to support our friends  of VacuaMoenia. The development of new technologies and recording techniques allows us to listen to soundscapes the ear wouldn’t normally capture. VacuaMoenia has named this ...
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Galaverna @ Electro Camp 4, 7-11 September, Forte Marghera (Italy)

Galaverna will take part of the Electro Camp 4 festival, to be held in Forte Marghera (Venice), 7-11 September. Find us there. More at  liveartscultures.weebly.com
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    So(E)nology Raffaele Mariconte

    cat: gal 0127
    date:  21 sept 2016
     
    time:  15:13

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    So(E)nology  The transformations that occur when wine and sound combine have recently been object of analysis by some sonic artists such as Jo Burzynska (Oenosthesia project, 2012) and Enrico Ascoli with his installation "Auspicio" together with Hilario Isola at MAXXI Museum in Rome (2015).

    Raffaele Mariconte is an acoustic engineer and member of the Interferenze new arts festival team that has enhanced this exploration inviting these artists to develop their ideas during some residencies in the past years. He's also originally from Guardia Sanframondi, a village in South Italy whose culture, tradition and economy is strongly tied to wine and vineyards.

    In “So(E)nology”, Mariconte presents his research on microsound and resonances related with wine-making developed in his village and surroundings through recording the fermentation of wine with contact mics and hydrophones. The aim of this work is to emphasize some specific features of the microsounds which this research is focusing on.

    The temporary results of this ongoing exploration are now available in this work, that both includes and is created from wine, immersing the listener in a mysterious and liminal soundscape made by changing timbres and frequencies, where to discover different and unexpected ways of experiencing oenology.

    Notes from the artist This work explores some microsonic structures and resonances of winemaking and vineyards. Most tracks were recorded with hydrophones and piezo mics. Editing and mastering has tried to enhance as possible the original characters of recorded microsounds.

    Dedicated to my rural area of origin (Samnium).
     

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    Next release in Galaverna by Raffaele Mariconte

    We are happy to announce the next release in Galaverna is signed by Raffaele Mariconte.

    Raffaele Mariconte is an acoustic engineer involved in research, consultancy and training in acoustics (environmental, musical, architectural, technical), noise and vibrations.

    Sound engineering, sound and acoustic design, sonic branding, sonification, acoustic ecology, soundscape, field recordings, aural architecture and acoustic archeology are other topics of interest, study and research. Sometimes works as a sound engineer for live events and dj. He is a member of staff of the International Festival of New Arts Interferenze and collaborates as technical support with Flussi Media Arts Festival.

    His work for Galaverna is titled “So(E)nology”. Stay tuned.

    INNERSCAPE – Opencall by VacuaMoenia

    We are glad to support our friends  of VacuaMoenia.

    The development of new technologies and recording techniques allows us to listen to soundscapes the ear wouldn’t normally capture. VacuaMoenia has named this practice “inner soundscape”. Sound artists, musicians and listeners are invited to submit works that represent the inner form of matter. The open call INNERSCAPES encourages the production of compositions that highlight imperceptible soundscapes to the naked ear. Participants are encouraged to explore and expand ideas of deep listening within their own individual experiences and personal journeys.

    The deadline is Saturday 31th December 2016, 12:00 PM. Here you can find all other infos about “Innerscape”.

     

    Conexión Rural: Fortore – Maras – La Convención Alejandro Cornejo Montibeller

    cat: gal 0126
    date:  21 jun 2016
     

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    Conexión Rural: Fortore - Maras - La Convención 

    In the urban environment, acoustic codes are disorganized, without any location or a predetermined sequence: their role is to respond to the urgency, the chaos, often to violence. Even if these codes correspond to the logic of organization within the "normality" of the events, it's true that their grinding, amplified mechanics make them subject of a process that Murray Schafer calls "Schizophonia", like sounds that seem to have lost their natural originality and suffer a constant amplification, reproducing all without an order or a known composition, generating phenomena such as noise. They are sounds that eventually become physically harmful for their intensity and persistence.

     In nature, even though such codes are "biologically" needed as well as in cities, they are differentiated by the perfect organization. They refer to well-structured communication processes by which species interact daily since ancient times. These sounds are not produced only from animal species, but also by local natural phenomena, in the context of situations that the species included in this communicative continuum.
     
    Rural communities, namely those living with and in nature, are formed perhaps by humans who are mostly aware of the fundamental elements that make up the sounds in their daily lives. A logic in some ways lost in urban areas, where the sounds are desperate instincts and constitute a chasm growing exponentially.
     
    Conexión Rural is a project that has compared a series of experiences that I lived in 2015 in the rural southern Peru and the south of Italy: territories which have been re-read through sound according to the same survey method, by comparing two geographically distant areas, but with some similar characteristics, that stand out mainly agricultural production, farming and subsistence products.
     
    The recordings that became part of this work have been extracted from the materials collected during different sound trips conducted in the regions of Maras / Cusco and La Convención in Peru, and in Italy during Liminaria residency in the Fortore rural region. From Ceja de Selvae to Maras, from Chincheros to the village of Baselice, the narrative of this route runs through a series of interviews and soundscapes records and various documents presented here, in these eleven tracks.
     
    The focus of the whole project is oriented on these rural areas with the sound narrative. Places that now seem far from the understanding of the inhabitants of the cities where the automation, the artificiality and the speed does not allow you to understand the fundamental processes necessary for overall survival, such as food production, environmental ecology, traditions and popular knowledge, among the constituent factors of the stories of communities and the world. [Alejandro Cornejo Montibeller]
     
    Credits
     
    My thanks for this work go to the Bianco family in Baselice, to the whole of Liminaria team, to Marco Antonio Moscoso and Julio Montibeller, to the fatigue of all the campesinos and farmers who are the example, the legacy, the life. A special thanks to Leandro Pisano.
     

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    Next release in Galaverna by Alejandro Cornejo Montibeller

    We are happy to announce the next release in Galaverna will be by Alejandro Cornejo Montibeller.  Journalist and docent at the San Martín de Porres University, in charge of the Sound Research Workshop on Radio (ISONAR), Alejandro is the creator of the Festival Lima Sonora, multidisciplinary proposal that combines art, sound and communication. His artworks are shown at cultural events related to soundscape and immaterial patrimony on Italy, Spain, México, Chile, Peru and Argentina.

    His work for Galaverna is titled “Conexión Rural: Fortore – Maras – La Convención” and is coming out on the next 21st June 2016.

    Pict above by Andrea Straccini.

     

    Rizoma Miguel Isaza

    cat: gal 0125
    date:  21 mar 2016
     
    time:  42:09

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    Rizoma As the French philosopher Michel Serres has argued, sound, noise, rhythm, music, language, meaning are the elements that move us away from an understanding of the world based only on phenomenological knowledge. This perspective leads to different territories in which sound questions our notion of language and, generally, our way of moving in an environment, a space or a place in the contemporary era.  As another step of a deep research conducted on microsound and vibration, the Medellin based composer Miguel Isaza presents on Galaverna “Rizoma”, a field recording trip located at Iguazu Falls in Brazil and Argentina and thought as a way to “[approach] field recording not as a way of "capturing" the territory but to move, transform and rethink its matter in order to open new listening opportunities".

    Once again, in this work the microscopic dimension of sound becomes a key component of the post-digital listening, above all musical terms, focusing on the possible relations between what is infinitely large and infinitesimal units, as a precondition to analyze micro-events and microsonic processes in terms of a kind of molecular activity of sound materials.

    Exploring the tiny sounds and vibrations diffused in the soundscape through infinite multiple forms (“granular structures and events, spatial articulations, frequency dances and immense reactions of echoes dwelling in the air”), Isaza shows us how it’s possible to delve with a different point of listening into other territories of sound, where the anthropocentric listening can be questioned, opening different critical spaces to be explored through sound.

    To discover once again how "Before making sense – as Serres writes - language makes noise: you can have the latter without the former, but not the other way around. After noise, and with the passage of time, a sort of rhythm can develop, an almost recurring movement woven through the fabric of chance. [...] Whoever speaks is also singing beneath the words spoken, is beating out rhythm beneath the song, is diving into the background noise underneath the rhythm".

    Notes from the artist “Rizoma” was composed in 2016 using sounds registered in 2015 at Iguazu Falls in Brazil and Argentina, approaching field recording not as a way of "capturing" the territory but to move, transform and rethink its matter in order to open new listening opportunities. 

    Therefore, composition can arise from the exploration of certain faculties of the sound masses: granular structures and events, spatial articulations, frequency dances and immense reactions of echoes dwelling in the air. By exploring these relationships at multiple time scales, some particles, objects and groups of them can be obtained and then reconfigured to weave not a representation of the initial place, but worlds resulting from their inner voices, although preserving material essence, but emerging as a new habitat for multiple listenings.

    To organize sound is in that sense not about fixing sound bodies in the timeline but revealing a network of sonic possibilities shaped by time as such, exposing a continuum of inter-connected micro/macro sounds which, without hierarchy, in the manner of a rhizome, spread in all directions to make the ears dream.

     

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