- New release : Evamuss – Live in Diedorf (AC 2020)
- New release : I.A. Maastunnel by Galarreta & van der Putten
- Translating patterns from a Nazca textile into sound
- Sound documentation of “El Grito de La Yacumama”
- Sajjra Chrs Galarreta South East Asia tour 2019 – 2020 (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia)
- Synthexcess tour @ Portugal, Spain, France, The Netherlands, Germany
- Sajjra – Synthexcess concerts @ Hungary, Russia and Baltic Countries
- New split cassette: St.Fractalium / Evamuss (Takoe Records – Moscow)
- Electromagnetic & Acoustic Detritus // Concerts coming
‘I.A. Maastunnel’ is a 21 minutes documentary in sound and moving image highlighting the hidden acoustic behaviors of the Maastunnel (Rotterdam, The Netherlands): a 500-meter-long tunnel under the Maas river. The location is explored through sound-walks, performative interventions, and by recording sounds using ambient microphones, homemade contact microphones and electromagnetic antennas, and a hydrophone.
A handmade art object of the work has been published in a limited edition of 50 copies by label Aloardi. It is a wooden pack made with the laser cutting technique, in a design based on the maps of the Maastunnel. It contains an USB pendrive with the documentary, including a bonus audio track, and an audio tape with the soundtrack.
About the project “Invisible Architecture”
Invisible Architecture is a project by Christian Galarreta and Janneke van der Putten. In this edition they research the acoustic qualities of a monumental site, a 500-meter-long tunnel under the Maas River. The Maastunnel (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) is explored through different experiences and ways of listening: by doing sound-walks and performative interventions, and by recording sounds that are sometimes (in)audible to human ears. The sounds, generated by people and machines in the tunnel, were recorded using ambient microphones, homemade contact microphones and electromagnetic antennas, and a hydrophone, making audible the hidden ‘voices’ from the mechanical sounds and the resonating space. The activities of workers, visitors and machines are acoustically affected (filtered) and amplified by the architecture and the landscape. This sound-space was perceived as a sound-being in constant and subtle metamorphosis.
Video I.A. Maastunnel (USB, HD movie, stereo, 21’09’’) Directed by Galarreta and van der Putten. Camera by Mihail Bakalov and van der Putten. Sound recordings and video editing by Galarreta and van der Putten. Audio editing by Galarreta. Performed by Gwen van den Bout, Ellen van Eldik, Christian Galarreta, Mike Kramer, Patrícia Pinheiro de Sousa, Janneke van der Putten and Lichun Tseng.
Soundtrack I.A. Maastunnel (audio cassette, raw field recordings without electronic effects, side A: 15’13”, side B: 15’00”) Tracks A1, A2, B1 and B3 recorded by Galarreta. Track B2 recorded and performed by Gwen van den Bout, Ellen van Eldik, Christian Galarreta, Mike Kramer, Patrícia Pinheiro de Sousa, Janneke van der Putten and Lichun Tseng. Track B4 recorded by van der Putten. Audio editing by Galarreta.
I.A. Maastunnel was recorded and performed at the Maastunnel in September 2015. Published by Aloardi, 2019 (Alo 061). Edition of 50 copies. Design by Yoana Buzova in collaboration with Galarreta and van der Putten. Production by van der Putten. Thanks to W_Lfrt project spaces, the Maastunnel crew, Peter van Gemst and Anton Ruiter. Partly supported by the City of Rotterdam and Mya Cultural Fund.
New compositions by Sajjra Chrs Galarreta – coming soon – as part of the project ‘Van Damascus tot Charlois’, an initiative by Maaike Gottschal (Textielfabrique). Galarreta developed an idea to translate the patterns from a Paracas textile into a composition for three grand pianos. This is the first step to implement a software to translate textiles into sound and musical-scores, and vice-versa. The process and resulting works will be presented in the form of live performances, musical scores, textiles, and a sound installation. Upcoming exhibitions and concerts will be announced soon.
Finally Aloardi publish the sound documentation of the project “El Grito de La Yacumama” (Aloardi, 2007). This album was waiting to be published since 2007, the year that Aloardi produced this project. It consists of 4 Volumes, with audio and original covers. At the end of this post there are the links to listen and dowload the sound socumentation.
The environmental impact of multinational projects such as the construction of the Interoceanic Highway was recorded in these audios in their acoustic, electromagnetic and underwater dimensions. This publication begins with a recording made on August 18, 2007 after an earthquake with serious consequences in southern Peru. You can hear members of the Aloardi collective talking to the drivers of the buses, jammed on the road to Pisco (epicenter of the earthquake). You can also listen to recordings of the soundscape of the route from Pisco to Puerto Maldonado (Madre de Dios) and recordings made in the ecological buffer zones of the Tambopata – Candamo National Reserve.
Participated in Puerto Maldonado: Felipe Del Aguila, Gabriel Castillo Aguero and Sajjra Chrs Galarreta (Sajjra Sajjra). Fabiola Vasquez (Fa Vasquez) and Dennis Pastor Portales participated in Lima. During this project Aloardi participated in the Festival ECOS 2007 (Nantes, France) broadcasting these field recordings via Internet to their followers in Europe and South America.
See pictures and more documentation about El Grito de la Yacumama
Sajjra Chrs Galarreta South East Asia tour 2019 – 2020 (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia)
13.12 Singapore (Singapore) @ Third Space Sessions
14.12 Singapore (Singapore) @ Jam
15.12 Johor (Malaysia) @ The Rokin
18.12 Kuantan (Malaysia) @ Noise Cave
20.12 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) @ Raw Art
22.12 Bangkok (Thailand) @ Bangkok Noise Fest
24.12 Bangkok (Thailand) @ Jam – Experimental Edge
26-29.12 Huan hui (Thailand) @ Ssshhh
01.01 Ipoh (Malaysia)
16.01 Tangerang (Java/IND) @ Tanam Bunyi party
17.01 Sukabumi (Java/IND) @ Rumah Mesra
18.01 Cirebon (Java/IND)
20.01 Purwokerto (Java/IND)
22.01 Semarang (Java/IND) @ S-45 Music Club C
25-26.01 Jogjakarta (Java/IND) @ Jogja Noise Bombing Fest
27.01 Solo (Java/IND) – Ciu party
28.01 Ponorogo (Java/IND)
29.01 Malang (Java/IND) @ Semeru Art Gallery
30.01 Gresik (Java/IND)
31.01 Denpassar (Bali/IND) @ Tuck n’ Tap
01.02 – Mataram (Lombok/IND)
More to be announced soon
7.11 Lisboa @ Lounge (ATR)
8.11 Porto @ CACE Centro Cultural (Favela Discos)
9.11 Pontevedra @ Liceo Mutante
10.11 Santiago de Compostela @ Reixa Bar
13.11 Madrid @ Spacio B
14.11 Madrid @ Boykott
15.11 Azkoitia @ Matadero
16.11 Gijon @ Caja de Musicos
17.11 Bilbao @ MEM tbc
19.11 Nantes @ Lune Froide
20.11 Paris @ Zorba Bar
22.11 The Hague @ Villa K
23.11 Tilburg @ Gifgrond
27.11 Leipzig @ NN
28.11 Stuttgart @ Neue Schachtel (Container City)
29.11 Straousburg @ Dia Amante del Loro
6.9 Budapest , Elő Zaj Kert ! @ Astoriánál
7.9 Debrecen, VIII Noise Garden @ Modem
8.9 Moscow, Inflaton @ ШАГИ
9.9 Нижний Новгород @ Black Hole (as Evamuss)
11.9 Perm @ “13/69
13.9 Томск @ Hall Bar
16.9 Cheylabinsk @ Gilden Haus
19.9 Cheboksary @ SK Bar
20.9 Нижний Новгород @ Black Hole
25.9 Нижний Новгород @ Подсобка
28.9 St Petersburg @ Club Dunes (as Evamuss)
29.9 St Petersburg @ Арт-Центр Пушкинская 10
03.10 Kaunas @ Movido
04.10 Vilnius @ Empty Brain Resort
05.10 Kaliningrad @ Pounger
For more info ask me (check in contact).
Photo by Jonathan Castro