Sunday June 14 at 14:Hs . Janneke van der Putten and me are commissioned by Virginie Dubois to present Invisible Architecture in DortYart (art park). We will present our composition and a site-specific performance that explores the acoustic reflections of some buildings in that outdoor area (pics below).
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“The Invisible Cage of Comfort”– Dave Phillips & Chrs Galarreta (Fragment Factory , cassette)
“Face à la bête, deux hommes qui ne cachent pas leur fascination pour l’animal lové en eux. Ensemble (Bâle, 31 mai 2014) : When the Domestic Animal Burns, sur lequel le duo peint une bataille dans le même temps (celui d’une chute magnétique appelée à électrocution) qu’il lutte ; ou séparément (même lieu, même date) : Ecdysis : une respiration faible puis une aussi faible voix de gorge chassées bientôt par des bruits de scanner et de moteurs graves.”read complete review atLe Son Du Arisli
“I expected this to be noisier I guess than it was, as this was all rather subdued and quiet, it seems. Maybe the volume wasn’t up too much here? It made an excellent impression. On the B-side these sounds were also present, but it seemed more torn apart, separated from each other, but also more poignant and working on extremer sound levels, with deep end drones and piercing feedback manipulations. Maybe all of this was a bit too brief for my taste. I wish this was all a bit longer and perhaps it would have been even more powerful than it is now. Yet it is an excellent powerful release as it is. (FdW)”read complete review atVital Weekly # 981
Chrs Galarreta interviewed by Alejandro Cornejo del programa Ciudad Radio de Dialnet – Universidad San Martin de Porres (Lima – PE, 02/2015). Listen below or visit the complete post here
Invisible Architecture composition (Galarreta & J.van der Putten project) emitted in the program Le Satellite of Pulsar Radio FM (Portiers – FR, 29/03/2015). Listen below or visit the complete post here
It was a collaboration for an installation presented @ FASE 2015 (Errant Bodies, Berlin) . Interviews with (in alphabetical order): Oren Ambarchi (Australia), Gilles Aubry (Switzerland), Jose Manuel Berenguer (Spain), Xabier Erkizia (Spain), Christian Galarreta (Peru), Ruben Garcia (Spain), John Gzrinich (Estonia), Carl Michael von Hausswolff (Sweden), Zbigniew Karkowski (Poland), Francisco Lopez (Spain), Alex Medizabal (Spain), Israel Martinez (Mexico), Manuel Rocha Iturbide (Mexico), Rodrigo Sigal (Mexico).
■ DJ SAJJRA (pe)
Founder of the Aloardi collective from Lima / Peru: DJ Sajjra will play a crossbreed of “post-apocalyptic pop, roughed up Andean folk, Peruvian chicha, new/no wave, and all kinds of underground stuff from sixties til now” – all from South America! Sounds crazy? Maybe so, but this stuff will get you going one way or another!
■ JOSHUA ABRAMS NATURAL INFORMATION SOCIETY feat. Lisa Alvarado & Frank Rosaly (us)
Natural Information Society is the name of Abrams’ group that formed in the wake of his records for Eremite. Live the music centers around the sound of the guimbri (a Gnawan lute), integrating composition and improvisation to create hypnotic, highly rhythmic, psychedelic environments with an orientation towards uplift. This incarnation of Natural Information Society will also feature Lisa Alvarado on harmonium and Frank Rosaly on drums.
Composer and multi-instrumentalist Joshua Abrams has released eight albums, collaborated on over a hundred recordings, and composed soundtracks for Steve James’ “Life Itself”, the Emmy award winning “The Interrupters”, and Bill Siegel’s “The Trials of Muhammad Ali”. The New York Times describes his 2012 record, ‘Represencing’ (Eremite) as “music that hints at the ceremonial without losing its modern bearings” and The Wire named his record ‘Natural Information’ (Eremite) one of the top 50 recordings of 2010. The Village Voice picked his record Unknown Known as “one of the top 10 jazz albums of 2013”. He was a founding member of the “back porch minimalism” collective Town and Country and with Matana Roberts and Chad Taylor, the trio Sticks and Stones.
Joshua Abrams – guimbri, double bass
Lisa Alvarado – harmonium
Frank Rosaly – drums