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j/j Jeremy Hegge

cat: gal 0270
date:  sept  2019
time: 57:00
 

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j/j "j/j" is a sound work developed by Sydney based artist Jeremy Hegge from a series of materials collected in different natural areas of Queensland, Australia. All tracks – based on field recordings – are site-specific works related with the concept of meditative listening within ecologically complex places, where it’s possible to hear fleeting traces of human activity in a fully nature-dominated soundscape.
The author lead the audience to immerse in a really rich sonic universe through eleven high quality recording pieces, in which the reconstruction of the space and the atmosphere of the sites is totally impressive. All the elements in this caleidoscopic and magnetic sonic milieu are vivid, intense and demanding, challenging the listeners to reflect upon the way we all relate with natural environments through our senses, in an time when the relationship with landscape, soundscape and territory is deeply and dramatically changing.

Notes from the artist after 2 months apart my partner and i met in queensland and travelled into the outback.

april/may, 2019
 
ps. much gratitude to nancy (the witch) kenway for lending us her precious honda crv
  

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j/j by Jeremy Hegge is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at www.galaverna.org.

 

REVIEWS

coming.



@c “Re:Coimbra” out now

We are happy to announce the return of @c on our catalogue with the title “Re:Coimbra”, a special release based on recordings by Luís Antero. Out today 21st June 2019.

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Re:Coimbra @c (Pedro Tudela & Miguel Carvalhais)

cat: gal 0260
date:  jun  2019
time: 51:09

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Re:Coimbra A dérive through Coimbra’s old town, along a path built from soundmarks of familiar spaces at unknown times and situations. 

An exercise of discovering Coimbra’s sounds through peeling strata deposited for fifteen centuries in the area between the river banks of Mondego, the narrow streets of Baixa, and the stairs towards Almedina and the University. An integration of memory, references, history and lore, in an exploration of a space-time that is not our own.
Luís Antero’s field recordings, realistic captures of the mundane, were displaced and recontextualised in a composition that makes new connections, makes them visible, and builds an extra-ordinary new sonic space that pulsates and breaths as the city, and that like the city has a life, and a flow

Pedro Tudela e Miguel Carvalhais collaborate as @c since 2000. In 2003 they founded the Crónica label, and have since been publishing experimental electronic music and sound art. They have released more than 20 albums in labels as Crónica, Baskaru, Monochrome Vision, Galaverna, and Feld, and they have performed live extensively, favouring acousmatic and immersive presentations. They often collaborate with other musicians and artists and have developed a number of site-specific sound installations.
Pedro Tudela is an artist and as assistant professor at the visual arts department of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto.
Miguel Carvalhais is a designer, musician, and an assistant professor at the design department of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto.

www.at-c.org
www.carvalhais.org
www.pedrotudela.org

Thank you:
Catarina Pires and José Miguel Pereira
Luís Antero
The team at Convento de São Francisco, Coimbra
José Crúzio

Creative Commons License

Re:Coimbra by @c (Pedro Tudela & Miguel Carvalhais) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at www.galaverna.org.

REVIEWS

Drifting almost falling

Technically not a single with its fifty-one minute length, the piece is a rather chaotically dense slice of electroacoustic sound art that fuses all manner of bustling circular electronics, field recordings, granular synthesis and pulses of sound all combine to create a hypnotic piece. According to the duo the piece is “An exercise of discovering Coimbra’s sounds through peeling strata deposited for fifteen centuries in the area between the river banks of Mondego, the narrow streets of Baixa, and the stairs towards Almedina and the University. An integration of memory, references, history and lore, in an exploration of a space-time that is not our own.“ For people who are not familiar with the environment that inspires it, it can take the listener on a journey where elements are captured then manipulated onto a sonic fabric that contains some disparate sounds. A personal favourite section being the Church organ (which is quite fitting seeing it the piece was premiered at Church of the Convent of São Francisco, Coimbra) that is layered creating a swell of sound before transforming into a woozy drunken soundscape. The piece plays with sound and texture moving through pieces that are clearly formed into a fabric, while other parts are naked and raw. There are times where it feels like a tightly composed piece (like the first ten minutes) and then there are sections that make it come as a travelogue piece and make you wonder how much of it is Antero’s original field recordings or @c’s painting with sound. For lovers of electroacoustic/sound art/ambient there is plenty to digest and absorb over the fifty one minutes. Personally for me, the second two thirds of the piece where it is less chaotic work better, but that is purely because it is more suited to my taste.





Galaverna is finally on archive.org

Just a quick update to announce that all Galaverna releases are now available for free download also on archive.org

The Internet Archive (archive.org) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library, with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format.

Many thanks to all the staff for supporting us.

Next release in Galaverna by @c (Pedro Tudela & Miguel Carvalhais)

After a long break we are really excited to announce that the next June 2019 will be released “Re:Coimbra”, a new collaborative work  by @c (Pedro Tudela & Miguel Carvalhais), based on original recordings by Luís Antero.

Here’s a short description of the work by the authors: “A dérive through Coimbra’s old town, along a path built from soundmarks of familiar spaces at unknown times and situations.

An exercise of discovering Coimbra’s sounds through peeling strata deposited for fifteen centuries in the area between the river banks of Mondego, the narrow streets of Baixa, and the stairs towards Almedina and the University. An integration of memory, references, history and lore, in an exploration of a space-time that is not our own.

Luís Antero’s field recordings, realistic captures of the mundane, were displaced and recontextualised in a composition that makes new connections, makes them visible, and builds an extra-ordinary new sonic space that pulsates and breaths as the city, and that like the city has a life, and a flow”.

Pedro Tudela e Miguel Carvalhais collaborate as @c since 2000. In 2003 they founded the Crónica label, and have since been publishing experimental electronic music and sound art. They have released more than 20 albums in labels as Crónica, Baskaru, Monochrome Vision, Galaverna, and Feld, and they have performed live extensively, favouring acousmatic and immersive presentations. They often collaborate with other musicians and artists and have developed a number of site-specific sound installations.

Pedro Tudela is an artist and as assistant professor at the visual arts department of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto.

Miguel Carvalhais is a designer, musician, and an assistant professor at the design department of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto.

“A Futurist’s Cookbook” on ACL 2018 ~ Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

We are really happy “A Futurist’s Cookbook” by Philip Samartzis & Daniela d’Arielli appears on A Closer Listen top ten Field Recording & Soundscape releases.

“Field recordings can be incredibly serious, but they can also be incredibly fun. This is the case with A Futurist’s Cookbook, which plunges happily into the life of a farm, highlighting cows, grain, machines and noodles. The photos that accompany the release are a huge part of the appeal: clean, evocative and educational, they portray the agricultural industry in a positive light. The Pollinara farm must have been overjoyed at the result; as Samartzis writes, “only a futurist meal can lift spirits.”

Thanks to Richard Allen and to the whole staff at ACL.

A slight change of course in Galaverna

A slight change of course in Galaverna after 5 years since we have started the label.

We apologize to all our followers, but from now on our releases will be published without taking into account a precise scheduling, in order to focus accurately on the dissemination of our artists’s outputs.

That would be followed by an inevitable update of our ‘manifesto’, wich is needed after years of activity, in the face of changes in the digital downloads and netlabelism in general.

Check out also our Facebook page for updates.