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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Participacion in ‘Electromagnetic Sensings’ Compilation CD

The track ‘Traffic signal boxes and tramlines’ from my still unpublished release ‘Raw Field Recordings II: Electromagnetic Detritus’ appears in the compilation ‘Electromagnetic Sensings’ of LOM label (Slovakia) .Thanks to Jonáš Gruska for it!. To listen or buy all the compilation visit the website of the label https://lom.audio/ . My track is a mono field recording of electrosmog taked during one of my workshops (Rhiz Bar – Vienna, 17/07/2012). The track is part of a selection of raw material without overdubs or effects. The different types of electromagnetic transducers and their positions, as well as the spatial conditions, influenced the acoustic dynamics and saturations of these sounds. Play it loud!

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Invisible Architecture / ‘AudioDH’ compilation in Todays Art Festival 2016

The piece “Acoustic Reflections Of One Voice In A Church (live Recording)” by Invisible Architecture (my project with Janneke van der Putten) was published in the compilation ‘AudioDH : Sonic Manifestations from 250 artist from Den Haag’. The collection of tracks was curated by Francisco Lopez and Barbara Ellison. The compilation was presented Thursday September 22nd at Korzo’s main hall as part of Todays Art Festival. To listen to our track, visit or click on the link below, and to listen to the compilation visit http://audiodh.nl/. Our track is a raw recording of one human voice reverberating in the space (the church) , finding the frequency of resonance that get the best energy to generate a continuum. Play it Loud and Enjoy!

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