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 @ Fabrika Hostel, Moscow
28.06 @ NCCA, Kaliningrad
29-30 @ TBC, Kaliningrad (dj Session)
01.07  @ Kolonia Artystów, Gdańsk
04.07 @ TBC, Torun
* 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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Sajjra / Chrs Galarreta : concerts, lectures & research trip coming, Peru 2017

08.02 @ Plaza Cívica Independencia Festival de Arte Sonoro Pacifico
11.02 @ Casa Bagre, Festival Circuito Undercaos : Espectros
27.02 @ Cusco , Asimtria night
29.02 – 05.03, @ Q`eros, Aloardi research trip
06.03 @ Lugar de la Memoria, talk about Tupac Amarus installation & acousmatic session

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Concerts @ Lima in January 2017

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11/2016 next Concerts & Dj Session

25.11 Rotterdam @ Pantropical
26.11 Le Havre @ MC Daid’s
29.11 Lyon @ Lieu Magique & Secret
30.11 Clement-Ferrand @ Relax
01.12 Lyon @ Tropicalyon – El Picante Bar
03.12 Marseille @ Le Casse Tête
08.12 Paris @ Le Petit Balcon

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Spain / Portugal Tour October-November 2016

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14.10 Valencia @ Espai d´art contemporani de Castelló
15.10 Barcelona @ Magia Roja
18.10 Madrid @ Delia Bodega Club
20.10 Madrid @ La Nave –  Legazpi
21.10 Pontevedra @ Liceo Mutante
25.10 Montemor-O-Novo @ Convento de San Francisco / FB event
27.10 Lisboa @ Lounge Bar
28.10 Sevilla @ La Casa de Max / FB
29.10 Murcia @ Sonodrome Fest. (Bar El Congreso)
31.10 Murcia @ La Postiza
02.11 Malaga @ Experimenta Malaga
03.11 Malaga @ La Caverna
04.11 Almeria @ Morada Sonica
(More dates between Pontevedra & Montemor-O-Novo to be announced soon, stay in touch!)

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