In ‘Invisible architecture’ the acoustic architecture of aspecific space is explored through its surrounding sounds, its subtle acoustic phenomena and the human voice. Resonances and reverberations are emphasized and prolonged through vocal interaction with sound space and not-conventional different microphone techniques. The aim of this project is to make the acoustic reflections audible, more than the direct source that generate it. This process unfolds a microtonal and vibrating field of sounds. The frequencies, amplitude, modulation of sound textures, as well as the breathing voice rhythm, the position of the microphones and its types, are responding to the qualities of the chosen site and its acoustic characteristics. The piece ‘Vocal and Acoustic Reflections in a Tower 1′ will be released as part of music compilations by labels Aloardi (Peru), Suda (Argentina) and by AndesTapes (Luxemburg). A vinyl with two compositions by Chrs Galarreta made with the live recordings in the tower will be released in spring 2014.
About the participants:
Parallel to her artistic practice, Janneke van der Putten has been focusing on a vocal training dealing with singing prolonged tones. Through the technique of AKAR, originating from the classical Indian Dhrupad tradition, she embodies this knowledge of how listening, breathing, small tone fluctuations and body posture are interrelated.
In some of his sonic compositions and live performances, Galarreta researched the filtering of sound through the physical structure of some spaces (concept that he develops in his “HiperOido” project). He investigated a way of how the listener – composer – performer can be composed (instead of composing) by the harmonic frequencies, tones and effects that emerge during a prolonged exposure to reflected sounds.
Chrs Galarreta & Janneke van der Putten will present a performance with electro-magnétiques waves and the human voice. Minimal changing vocal tones and electro-magnetic sounds of broken hard-disks meet in the speakers to modulate each other resulting a very physical and distorted experience of sound: burning monks raping the lotus!
we will present some concerts and a site-specific performance in France, your are welcome to enjoy us!
30 January l’Atelier, Place de la Mayade, 23460 Royère de Vassivière **
31 January site-specific performance Tower of CIAP, Île de Vassivière *
5 February Home concert **
6 February Écuries de Baroja, Rue des 4 Cantons, 64600 Anglet **
7 February Le Caméléon, 19 Rue du Pont Saint-Pierre, 31300 Toulouse **
14 February L’asile 404, 135 Rue d’Aubagne, 13006 Marseille **
16 February Data, 44 rue des bons enfants 13006 Marseille **
* 31 January 19h30-19h50 peformance by Chrs Galarreta & Janneke van der Putten Tower of CIAP, Île de Vassivière, F-87120 Beaumont-du-Lac, France
** Read more About : “Invisible Architecture ” project
The release Computer Music Zombie consists out of four lost tracks that I found in one of my dead hard disks. They were directly recorded from generative Pure Data patches that I developed in Lima (Peru) between 2006 and 2007. Listen it below or listen this and other new releases here
….hope to see you around
06/12 Concert with BeMyDelay (Boring Machines, IT) & Maurizio Abate (Conspiracy Records, Tulip, IT) @ mo.ë / Vienna
07/12 Concert with Exoterrrism (HK), Lucie Vitkova (SK) and more @ Fuga / Bratislava
10/12 Workshop “Electrosmog @ mo.ë / Vienna (TBC)
11/12 Lecture “HiperOido, invisible sonic debris an continuity” @ Academy of fine arts / Vienna ( for info see poster attached)
12/12 Concert in “Interpenetration Festival” @ Forum Stadpark / Graz
14/12 Concert in “Ooh Crazy Music Festival” @ CarréRotondes / Luxembourg
Here is the album debut of ‘Sajjra’ with new songs (aka Chrs Galarreta: voices, guitar, effects, synthesizer, sequences, field recordings and noises). Very nice cover art printed with offset, gold leaf and silkscreened. All produced by Aloardi label in Lima-Peru, 2013.
Listen or buy the album here
Read more about the album below
For booking concerts just write me vía the contact email of this web-site
Coming soon concerts in The Netherlands a Central Europe tour with the band N’lov from France!
Songs composed, arranged and recorded by Sajjra, except “Flor de repulsa” which is a variation of “México México ra ra ra”, an original song of the Mexican band La Función de Repulsa.
All the tracks recorded in Paris, Nantes, Berlin and The Hague between June 2012 and August 2013, with the collaboration of David Krapoola in the background voices for the track “Flor de repulsa”.
C.G.- Sajjra music is the music for the summer in some traditional Peruvian celebrations. It has relations with noises of nature and with taking risks in the night while going to great natural phenomena, like cascades. These natural elements contain the Supay, which could be the demon for Christians. Supay will teach the people how to play their music. They find Supay in the darkness, in danger. Then they return and sleep, supposedly they dream and then play with their instruments the music and tones they heard in their dream. It is an extrapolation of noises that through the dreams become melodies.
I especially love the sound of the word Sajjra. We used this word before with my collective Aloardi for the title of a sound installation. Because we found the manifestation of Sajjra in the chaotic behavior of the urban context, a hidden wildness in the domestic world.
For me Sajjra has also to do with a saturation of light, a light that makes you feel high. In some songs and in some sounds I try to get a sensation that I see in this light; I like to feel it strong. It is a feeling of pleasure through the pain. The pictures for this Sajjra release refer to this sensation of light. It was at a celebration in Huánuco, Peru. There is a lot of light through the darkness, and a lot of colors, a lot of music. I was fascinated! When I listened to their music, I was always thinking I like to make stuff like this. Their textures remind me of this sensation of over saturation.
J.vdP.- Sajjra is also a feeling and presence that roots oneself. It is a ‘front’, a beginning in the inner personal state, a foundation. In the front cover you see the figure looking to the left, to the past. It’s a vague picture, he looks towards the title, Sajjra. The figure looks into the blurriness of a dream. He stands still, digesting and facing his past.
The backside of the cover is more a surface, like the clarity of a beauty. It concretizes the CD as an object- it is the reality of a checklist, with the song names. Here the figures walk to a ‘future’. They are on the line. But there is also a reminder, in the flash of a ‘walking shadow’ going back into the dream or in the emptiness outside the frame: you see in the left corner the colored strings disappear. In the centered background, against the wall, is a group: they are the music. They are there, like the ever-present and loving family, representing the eternal musical flow, on the side, that don’t go anywhere, but are moving with you.
C.G.- These dressed up people I photographed are warriors
to me; they are dancing the process of a sometimes heavy background representing the community. They are charged with their heavy costumes also, with the music starting again and again, going in cycles. You can feel this new-born rhythm in the release in the song ‘Dexamor’ for example.
In the first song, Infvierno blanco, I was working with monotonous structures, with straight monotonous rhythms. I like the sounds of the machines. I think they are very wild when they are monotonous. I connect it with a Andean dance where they just make these singular rhythms for hours, all the day, with a lot of people playing this tone, very percussive and all at the same time but with different pressures and with microtonal differences. It gives a psycho-acoustical effect in your brain. I am inspired by traditional music dealing with these elements. Maybe they are an influence; I feel very happy that this is in my blood, even if I don’t listen to it everyday.
Pictures & cover art by Sajjra. Text by Sajjra and Janneke van der Putten. Published by Aloardi, October 2013. Alo055.
Thanks to Sabrina Melenotte, Harry Collado and Gabriel Castillo.
* ‘Into The Light’ by Siouxsie And The Banshees
Fascinación – Sajjra (Cassette 15, AWW records)
Sajjra is the most recent project of Christian Galarreta (guitar, effects, synthesizer and sequences). This two singles cassette is a preview of the new album: coming soon!, limited edition with home-made covers maked by Dj Urine. Also available a virtual edition to immediate download. To listen or to buy just make “click” here
Sajjra es el mas reciente proyecto de canciones-experimentales de Christian Galarreta (guitarra, efectos, sintetizador y secuencias) en la línea que trazó con Tica y Ninguna Nínfula, ahora como solista. Presenta este cassette titulado “Fascinación” con dos canciones inéditas como adelanto de su nuevo álbum a publicarse el próximo mes. Esta es una edición limitada con diferentes portadas hechas a mano por Dj Urine. También disponible en edición virtual para descarga inmediata. Compralo o escuchalo haciendo “click” aquí
Concert / Concierto de presentación del cassette en Lima!!!!
Presentando cassette titulado “Fascinación” 2 singles como adelanto del álbum completo de Sajjra.
A concert recorded on 2 march in La Generale – Paris
will be broadcasted during Epislonia radio show + a video will be online at the same time
on air Paris or stream : http://rl.federation-
Monday 15 July on the webradio A Stranger Paradise at 22:00
Friday 19 July at 22:00 on Eko des Garrigues (Montpellier) 88.5 FM
or stream : http://www.ekodesgarrigues.