Four sound pieces for a sonic chair


Soundwaves
Four sound pieces for a Sonic Chair
30 September 2017 –
30 December 2017
Permission free
KÖLN   |  MAKK, An der Rechtschule, Köln (D)
As part of the sound art series soundwaves*, curated by Georg Dietzler, four sound artists composed each one piece for a loudspeaker design-furniture, a 350 degrees revolvable sonic
chair sc01, first model range from 2008. Similar to a music instrument, the form of the sonic chair is determined by the acoustics: sitting at the centre of the sound supports the spatial perception of the recording. Whereby, the deep frequencies are transmitted to the listener’s back by a structure-borne sound membrane. Loudspeakers in the sonic chairs canopy all together generate a special listening experience more for the person sitting in the chair than for the ones being close by.
Andreas Oskar Hirsch
ROW OUT, 2011/2017
The recording was taken aboard the ARAD, a lifeboat of the Dutch rowing team Roeiteam Terschelling Recreatie. The focus is on the coxswain’s commands which resemble a funk singer’s ones and which make the team become one body working their way through the waters.
 www.hirschonhirsch.com
Achim Mohné
Music for, by & through a Sonic Chair sc01, 2017
Making inaudible audible – you’re listening to electromagnetic emissions of this sonic chair sc01, only. Its inaudible effects of electromagnetic fields by its various electronic components are decoded by a guitar pick-up into sound, live recorded, played as audio material into the chairs sound system again. 
www.achimmohne.de
Janneke van der Putten & Chrs Galarreta 
I.A. Maastunnel, 2017
Raw field-recordings, no electronic effects, of sound research inside the 500 meter long Maastunnel in Rotterdam/NL, running under the Maas river. The space 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 recorded mechanical sounds were produced by people and machines in the tunnel, making audible the hidden ‘voices’ resonating in the tiled tunnel architecture.
Chrs Galarreta: http://sajjra.net

www.jannekevanderputten.nl
Miki Yui
ellecsielle, 2017
Delicate signals, from a tiny hiss to a distant hum are crafted into pieces of music
charged with narrative tension. Miki Yui is known for her own unique style of composition of electronics, field recordings and recorded sounds, balancing between minimalistic and organic rhythms, subtle nuances for her soundscapes.
www.mikiyui.com
www.sonicchair.de
www.museenkoeln.de/museum-fuer-angewandte-kunst/
The sound art series soundwaves, curated by Georg Dietzler, presents loudspeakers as instrument, staged in- and outdoors in special listening settings. It does include various private consumer home loudspeaker systems, the sonic chair sc01 listening furtniture, a DIY speaker-sculpture, new speaker inventions and speaker sculptures as part of current sound research and material science. In staged speaker arrangements audience experience impacts of architectural building materials, room acoustics, acoustic reflections, listening at public sites, etcetera.
Thanks to all funding bodies MUSIKFONDS, Kunststiftung NRW, Kulturamt der Stadt Köln and cooperating partner Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln.
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Concerts coming in The Netherlands

07.10 @ MIR, Rotterdam
10.10 @ Wunderbar/WORM, Rotterdam
13.10 @ ADM Festival, Amsterdam

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Electromagnetic & Acoustic Detritus @ Germany

15.09 @Makroscope, Müllheim,
16.09 @ Wanderhaus, Kassel.
“When we accept the necessities generated by technological progress and its commercialization, we reassert our mutant condition as urban beings.” Christian Galarreta`s performance is related to his sound work Raw Field Recordings II: Electromagnetic Detritus, commissioned by documenta 14 for Every Time A Ear di Soun. Within the documenta 14 Radio Program Galarreta’s composition of sounds of electrosmog recorded in the last fourteen years of his acoustic research, was broadcast all over the world, now it is live performed in Kassel.
Joining the events with Janneke van der Putten.
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Aurora

Song : A͢u͠ro͏ra
Music and lyrics : SAJJRA
Album: The҉ Śun ͟Rem̷ai̸ns ̛T̀he S͘am̀e̵
Music video : Pierre Ströska
Footage from South Korea, Japan, Paris.
Shot : Yoo Ji, Ströska
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Electromagnetic & Acoustic Detritus Tour June 2017

30.05 @ MIR, Rotterdam (playing as Sajjra)
01.06 @ O tannebaum, Berlin
02.06 @ Petrohradskakolektiv, Prague (playing dj session)
04.06 @ Punctum, Prague
05.06 @ UFF, Wroklaw
06.06 @ 4 Pokoje, Warsaw
07.06 @ Kirtimų Kultūros Centras, Vilnius
08.06 @ Ultra Dinamica, Kaunas
10.06 – 17.09 @ documenta 14, Kassel (Installation in situ / documenta14 radio project on line
11.06 @ Potlatch Fest, St Petersburg
13.06 @ Sound Museum, St. Petersburg
15.06 @ Noise & Fury Fest, Moscow (FB event)
16.06 @ TEPLO gallery, Yaroslavl
18.06 @ SSI: Noiseroom, Rostov
19.06 @ Get In Touch To Know, Rostov
22.06 @ Vodokanal Museum, Volgograd
23-24.06 @ Meteor Fest, Nizhniy Novgorod (FB event)
25.06 @ Zangranika, Moscow
26.06 @ Vermel Club, Moscow
28.06 @ NCCA, Kaliningrad
30.06 @ Kaliningrad (dj Session)
01.07 @ Kolonia Artystów, Gdańsk
03.07 @ Dolma 1, Dąbrowa
04.07 @ One Tone, Kielce
* Links of all the concerts will be updated in the coming days here
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Commission by documenta 14

“Raw Field Recordings II : Electromagnetic Detritus” is a composition of Christian Galarreta that has been commissioned by documenta 14 radio ‘Every Time A Ear Di Soun’ (Athens-Kassel). It will be broadcasted worldwide by different radio stations between April and September 2017, as well as be part of the documenta 14 exhibition in Kassel, from June 2017 onwards. Below more information about the piece.
Link to listen the documenta 14 radio project: http://www.documenta14.de/en/public-radio/
A release with part of the composition was published in Peru by Aloardi label you can listen or buy on line it in this link
*At the end of this post you will find information about the content/concept of Galarreta’s piece and also the complete list with the names of all the commissioned artists
April 8 – September 17
Chrs Galarreta “Raw Field Recordings II : Electromagnetic Detritus” in
Every Time A Ear di Soun, a documenta 14 Radio Program
Broadcast schedule:
April 8 – 27 Paranoise Radio (Thessaloniki / Greece) & Cannibal Radio (Athens / Greece)
April 28 – May 17 Vokaribe Radio 89.6 FM (Barranquillo / Columbia)
May 18 – 27 RSI (Radio Sport Info) 92.3 FM (Douala / Cameroon)
May 28 – June 16 RURUradio (Jakarta / Indonesien)
June 17 – July 8 SAVVY Funk (Berlin /Germany)
July 9 – 28 Rádio MEC FM (Rio de Janeiro-RJ / Brazil)
July 29 – Aug 7 RSI (Radio Sport Info) 92.3 FM (Douala / Cameroon)
Aug 8 – 27 Radio WPFW 89.3 FM (Washington DC, US)
Aug 28 – Sep 17 Radio Beirut (Beirut / Libanon)
Photo: “Chrs Galarreta sensing the electrosmog in the city” by Martina Zuzana Šimkovičová (Vienna, 12/2013)
Duration of the piece 47’48”
Conceptual text
When we accept necessities generated by the technological progress and its commercialization, we are reasserting our mutant condition as urban beings. For example, we live surrounded by imperceptible electromagnetic fields coming from our communication technologies. We accept them as normal in our daily life, despite the consequences they generate on our physiologies. This electrosmog can be seen as pollution from our modern societies. Recycling this invisible waste to induce a sound experience, is an acoustic sample of the physiological self-destruction and dependence inherent to the technological production and the human creativity.
Contextual text and credits
For Documenta 14, Christian Galarreta presents a composition consisting of electrosmog sounds. They are mono field recordings that he took during his different research projects, workshops, sound-walks and site-specific performances in the past fourteen years. They are selections of raw material with little equalization, fades and without overdubs nor effects. To record the electrosmog he used hand-made electromagnetic transducers. Their different types and their positions, as well as the spatial conditions, influenced the acoustic dynamics and saturations of these sounds.
Just the sounds between 13’40” and 32’43” minutes come from a stereo recording of one of his live performances, sensing and amplifying electromagnetic and mechanical behaviors from different electronic waste. This performance was recorded and mastered by Anton Mobin.
List of ther commissioned artists:
*Maria Chavez
*Nasan Tur
*James Webb
*Halida Boughriet
*Gilles Aubry
*Michele Ciacciofera
*Ylva Bentancor
*Alvin Curran
*Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag
*Christian Galarreta
*Marco Montiel Soto
*Caroline Bergvall
*Aki Onda
*Rashad Becker
*MwangiHutter (Ingrid Mwangi/Robert Hutter)
*Charles Curtis
*Marina Rosenfeld
*Black Spirituals
*soundwalkcollective mit Simone Merli
*Samson Young
*Drog A Tek
*Hong Kai Wang
*Asli Cavusoglu
*Sanchayan Ghosh and Anshuman Dasgupta
*Serge Baghdassarians / Boris Baltschun
*Yan Jun
*Olaf Nicolai
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New Release : Chrs Galarreta – Raw Field Recordings II : Electromagnetic Detritus

“When we accept necessities generated by the technological progress and its commercialization, we are reasserting our mutant condition as urban beings. For example, we live surrounded by imperceptible electromagnetic fields coming from our communication technologies. We accept them as normal in our daily life, despite the consequences they generate on our physiologies. This electrosmog can be seen as pollution from our modern societies. Recycling this invisible waste to induce a sound experience, is an acoustic sample of the physiological self-destruction and dependence inherent to the technological production and the human creativity.” (Chrs. Galarreta, Mexico D.F. – 2008)
CD cover image: “antena dynamited in Huacho” original photo by Carlos del Rosario (El Comercio newspaper archive 09/10/1981), photo intervened by Bobby Peru. Graphic design by Bobby Peru & Stanley Coll. Cover with silkscreened transparent paper. Print & varnished CDr wrapped with aluminium foil. Limited edition of 100 copies! Published by Aloardi (Alo066). Play it loud!
These are mono field recordings that Galarreta took during his different research projects, workshops, sound-walks and site-specific performances in the past fourteen years. They are selections of raw material with little equalization, fades and without overdubs nor effects. To record the electrosmog he used hand-made electromagnetic transducers. Their different types and their positions, as well as the spatial conditions, influenced the acoustic dynamics and saturations of these sounds. Just the Track 08 come from a stereo recording of one of his live performances, sensing and amplifying electromagnetic and mechanical behaviors from different electronic waste. This performance was recorded and mastered by Anton Mobin.
This release was presented as a radio piece in documenta 14 (Athens – Kassel 2017) as part of the project Every Time A Ear di Soun, a documenta 14 Radio Program.
LInk to the documenta 14 radio project:
www.documenta14.de/en/public-radio/
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New Release : Mardolor – Ciegate Para siempre (CFR, 2017)

“Mardolor are Sergio Sanchez , Sinuhé and Ramses Guevara from Mexico and Christian Galarreta from Peru. All have been participants of Latinoamerican independent labels such as Aloardi (Peru) and Ruido Horrible (Mexico), and have also formed experimental bands like Diosmehaviolado, Evamuss, Heraldos Negros, Amniosis, Deimusaranea, Nuuk, and many more. Having met in Mexico City around 2010, they discovered a common interest in the articulation of heavy layered, grinding sounds that go beyond the realms of experimental music conventions. Mardolor ethos saw no problem in either following clear musical patterns or embracing pure chaos in their search for extremity throught the use of high volume, extreme frequencies and heavy feedback, distorsion and effects. Mardolor rehearsed and composed heavily for several months and played gigs at three legendary venues and concert series in Mexico: Taladro Fest (Tamaulipas), Galería Interferencial and Multiforo Alicia (Mexico City) under the name of Miasma. Here is presented the first release of the band, composed of two long tracks of monolithic, noise infused sounds, sometimes hinting at sludge, others at shoegaze, doom metal, while some others at plain all-out-there mad sonic havoc. Mardolor is a band that surely won’t disappoint those who are in the search for extreme and daring sounds.”
Listen / Buy: https://cranealfracturerecords.bandcamp.com/album/ciegate-para-siempre
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V.A. – Electroacoustic Music in Latin America – 017 survey

A track of my project Sajjra was included in the compilation V.A. –  Electroacoustic Music in Latin America – 017 survey (Unexplained Sounds Group 2017)

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Sajjra concerts coming > March – April 2017

20.03 @ Berlin , Madame Claude
25.03 @ Hannover, Overdeck
30.03 @ Offenbach, Waggon Offenbach
31.03 @ Enschede, The Loch
01.04 @ Nijmegen, Extrapool
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