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Artist: BARBIERI, CATERINA
Title: Vertical
Format: Cass
Label: Cassauna
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
2016 repress. "Vertical is Caterina Barbieris debut album and it was composed for vocals and Buchla 200 modular synthesizer. Vertical takes a meditative approach to primary waveforms and the polyrhythm of harmonics, stretching the boundaries between drone, minimalism and techno in multichannel systems. This minimalistic focus arises from the polyrhythmic and stratigraphic potential of voltage-controlled sequencers. Synthesis, drone and immersive listening are three fundamental conditions to enhance an advanced auditory art, not based on extrinsic links but solely built on the experience of the spectrum, able to develop our very limited ability of perceiving the vertical domain of music, involving us in a holistic way. Caterina Barbieri (1990) is a composer and performer of electro-acoustic music. Mostly interested in modular synthesis, three-dimensional spatialization and psychoacoustic aural sculpture, her music arises from a meditative approach to primary waveforms and the polyrhythm of harmonics. She received a degree in classical guitar and electro-acoustic music at the conservatory of Bologna, Italy (plus an exchange program at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Sweden) with a thesis about time, space and spectrum in vertical music. Shes currently attending a Bachelor in Literature and shes active as an audiovisual artist, acousmatic composer and guitarist. Her work has been commissioned and performed in festivals and venues of experimental music." - Cassauna.

Artist: BARRIERE, THOMAS
Title: Primaire
Format: Cass
Label: Cassauna
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Thomas Barrières Primaire is nourished by various ethnical inspirations: Baluchistan, the Mediterranean, and Namibia, bent into a contemporary shape of experimentation and progressive rock. For this project, Thomas uses a double-neck guitar (six and twelve strings) with two outputs independently connected each to a tube amp. Each channel has its own volume and distortion and a switch on a guitar allows several combinations and musical effects; stereo, resonance, and ping-pong-effect. Barrière uses several objects: bows, EBows, radio-cassette Walkman, coin, chopstick, chime, prepared shoes, Moroccan oboe. There arent any loops or overdubs." - Cassauna.

Artist: BASANTA, ADAM
Title: A Room Listening to Itself
Format: Cass
Label: Cassauna
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Adam Basanta is a Montréal-based sound artist and experimental music composer. His sound installations investigate intersections between sound reproduction, consumer technologies, and the activity of listening. To create A Room Listening to Itself, the artist produced sound exclusively through amplification techniques that make audible the physical relationships between microphones and reclaimed speaker cones within a gallerys surrounding acoustic environment. In this work, eight iconic SM58 microphones and eight reclaimed speaker cones are dispersed throughout the gallery space, arranged in a manner that produces complex computer-controlled feedback and recursive amplification networks. Using these acoustic phenomena, the gallery space is turned into a giant resonator that amplifies acoustic space as a product of spatial relationships. Custom-built software algorithms constantly recalibrate the room to ever-changing acoustic situations, aiming for a sonic equilibrium that remains out of reach. The result is an ever-changing spatial composition encompassing ambient passages, resonant chords, and rhythmic activities -- created solely using feedback -- through which gallery visitors can navigate. Finally, a mention should be made that the album was recorded live at the Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM, in August 2015." - Cassauna.

Artist: BOCCARDI, ALBERTO
Title: Fingers
Format: Cass
Label: Cassauna
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Alberto Boccardis minimalist orchestral piece, titledFingers, is an electro-acoustic journey that has been innerved by the contribution of multiple instrumentalists. The result is a contrast between repetitive elements and hypnotic loops with electronic and acoustic layers moving to the surface before disappearing into the variable and floating element known as time. The material was recorded between Kazakhstan, Italy and Iceland, over a period of 8 months: from the field recording materials of the Kazakh winter to the feeble piano notes of the Greenhouse studio in Reykjavik." - Cassauna.

Artist: BOURSIER-MOUGENOT, CELESTE
Title: From Hear to Ear
Format: Cass
Label: Cassauna
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Céleste Boursier-Mougenot produces music in surprising and unexpected ways through large- scale acoustic environments. Boursier-Mougenots immersive sonic installation, From Here to Ear, introduces a flock of 70 brightly plumed zebra finches to a gallery-turned-aviary to live among iconic Gibson Les Paul and Thunderbird bass guitars. By turns ambient and melodic, a constantly changing soundscape emerges as the finches explore their environment, eating, nesting, and perching on the amplified instruments. Previously on view from January 18, 2014, through April 13, 2014, at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM), Salem, Massachusetts. Recorded by Tom Eaton and John Brien on May 23, 2014, at the PEM." - Cassauna.

Artist: BURRASTON, DAVID
Title: T.H. Cycle
Format: Cass
Label: Cassauna
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Ultra-minimal digital modular chaotics setup recorded direct to two-track. David Burraston (aka Dave Noyze aka Bryen Telko) is an artist/scientist involved in technology and electronic music/art since the late 1970s. Self-taught in the areas of music composition/technology, generative art, chaos, and complex systems, he is recognized as a leading practitioner/theorist in the field of generative music, producing both peer-reviewed publications and musical compositions. Burraston is a peer-reviewer for Leonardo Journal, Leonardo Music Journal, Computer Music Journal, and is on the editorial board of Leonardo Transactions. His PhD thesis developed and applied fundamental new concepts, arising out of generative music practice, to a key problem in complex systems. Burraston has been running his own independent analog/digital research music studio, Noyzelab, since 1981. He has performed music/video sets and created sound art installations around the world at a wide variety of events (e.g. Liquid Architecture, Electrofringe, Big Day Out, Floating Land Festival, Wired Open Day). He designs and builds his own synthesizer modules based on his theories of chaos and complex systems science. He has been featured in many music/art publications (from The Wire to RealTime Arts). He continues to release his own particular brand of field recordings, generative music, and noise experiments on a number of labels such as MIT Press, Alku, Cataclyst, Meds, Engraved Glass, Lo Editions, Taiga, Tochnit Aleph, Sevcom Edition, Beta Bodega Coalition, Creativity & Cognition Studios, and his own Noyzelab imprint. He has worked with many diverse collaborators and artists such as Aphex Twin, MIT Media Lab, William Barton, Alan Lamb, Chris Watson, Russell Haswell, Robin Fox, Chris Mann, Dave Phillips, and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. He is also part of the team that designs and builds Long Wire installations at The WIRED Lab." - Cassauna.

Artist: GIBSON, RANDY
Title: The First Pillar Appearing in Supernova
Format: Cass
Label: Cassauna
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"The two sides of The First Pillar Appearing in Supernova could be considered opposing explorations of the simplest section of my ongoing work, Apparitions of the Four Pillars. When approached by Cassauna to make this cassette, I knew I wanted to use the mechanism of the cassette to create the work. As with my previous work for cassette, Analog Apparitions (TTW 024CS) on The Tapeworm, the sound of the cassette is integral. Cassettes of individual vocal drones were recorded onto a Marantz PMD222. Using the volume and speed capabilities of the Marantz, I worked with a single line at a time to create a dense harmonic world from a simple intervallic source." --Randy Gibson; Randy Gibson is a composer and performer based in Brooklyn. He works with structure, evolutionary compositional models, and improvisation to create enveloping and ritualistic works in just intonation. By presenting his work with visual and ritualistic elements (incense, video, lighting), Gibson encourages the audience to embrace stillness and become absorbed in the sonic experience. Since 2003, Gibson has studied with seminal minimalist pioneer La Monte Young, which has brought great clarity and devotion to his work. Since 2005 he has studied raga singing in the Kirana tradition with La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela. Gibsons music has been presented around the world, including at festivals in Germany, Korea, and Mexico. His works have been commissioned by choreographers (2004-2005s Separate Haven commissioned by Kim Olson/Sweetedge), record labels (2010s Analog Apparitions commissioned by The Tapeworm), ensembles (2010-2012s Circular Trance... commissioned by Ekmeles Vocal Ensemble), and individual performers (2013s Nine Minutes for the Four Pillars in duet with The Paris Drones, recalling The Midwinter Starfield commissioned by Erik Carlson of ICE). In 2010, under a grant from the American Music Center, Gibson traveled to London to premiere The Third Analog Pillar. The performance was hailed by The Liminal as "a moment of pleasingly soporific and mind-emptying purity." His just intonation piano recording, Aqua Madora, was selected by Textura as one of the top 10 albums of 2011. Gibson is the artistic director of Avant Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to collaborative artistic endeavors, and, since 2010, he has curated the annual Avant Music Festival of composer-driven performances." -Cassauna.
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Artist: HAYWARD, ROBIN
Title: Rubble Master
Format: Cass
Label: Cassauna
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"The cassette showcases two contrasting explorations of the microtonal tuba. "Rubble Master" explores noise production, with the lips and tongue acting as noise generators that are filtered using half-valve techniques. "Underground Music" uses live electronics to simulate the movement of two related tunings moving in opposite directions, like trains through the abandoned underground station in which the piece was premiered. Program repeats on both sides." - Cassauna.

Artist: HOLTKAMP, KOEN
Title: Gong Solo
Format: Cass
Label: Cassauna
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Koen Holtkamp presents Gong Solo on Cassauna. Holtkamp on the release: "These pieces are the first part of a series devoted to exploring the gong, so I decided to begin with a very simple approach. Mallet is literally the first recording I made with the gong on the day I acquired it, so it represents my initial reaction to the instrument. Its the same basic tempo struck with a single mallet but varying intensity and position of the mallet on the gong to get a wider range of dynamics and sound. Sine uses a single low frequency sine wave, tuned to a resonant frequency of the gong. Other than fading out the sine wave coming from the speaker behind the gong at the very end, I didnt make any changes during the recording, so the minute fluctuations that happen during the piece are purely from the gong interacting with the bass tone." "Mallet" was recorded in 2015 and "Sine" was recorded in 2016." - Cassauna.

Artist: LANGE, ROBERTO CARLOS
Title: Cutups
Format: Cass
Label: Cassauna
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Cutups are a series of works by Roberto Carlos Lange (Helado Negro), created by processing audio recordings of orphaned sounds found on his hard drive. Roberto on Cutups: "Theres an idea of sound composting that happens on my hard drives, I have so many recordings of improvisations, performances and general noodling that it all comes together over time becoming some sort of nutrient for other work. All these pieces are from 2010-2016, they have a similarity in aesthetic and process." Roberto Carlos Lange was the recipient of the Joyce Award in 2015. Cover art by Kristi Sword. Sword is a visual artist that uses material from her daily work and transforms them with long-time staking process to produce forms alien to where it originated." - Cassauna.

Artist: OVERTONE ENSEMBLE
Title: Longitudes
Format: Cass
Label: Cassauna
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Longitudes is a live recording of the Overtone Ensemble performing live at the Liquid Architecture Festival. Edition of 100. Tim Catlin formed the Overtone Ensemble in 2012 in order to perform works using his self-made "Vibrissa" instruments. Each instrument consists of twelve vertically mounted aluminum rods that are longitudinally stroked by hand to produce ethereal "singing" tones. The long sustaining nature of the rods sound and microtonal tunings allow players a sonic palette of complex textures and harmonic complexity. Other instruments used include massed hand-bells, quarter-tone bells, e-bowed acoustic guitars, re-tuned glockenspiels, wineglasses and long wire instruments. The ensembles compositions utilize acoustic phenomena arising from microtonal tuning such as phasing, combination tones and sympathetic vibrations, as well the effects of room resonance. All sounds are acoustic in origin without effects or sound processing. The results are works of shimmering intensity and pulsating beauty. Recorded by Byron Scullin." - Cassauna.

Artist: PAUL, ASHLEY
Title: White Night
Format: Cass
Label: Cassauna
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"White Night is a contemplative new collection of pieces from Ashley Paul. Using prepared guitar, green box, voice and reeds; her unique style lies somewhere between song, space, and dissonance, leaving the listener haunted in its closure. This cassette was recorded over the course of a year in four cities; Brooklyn, Boston, London and Orlando. Features contributions on two tracks from artists Eli Keszler (percussion) and Greg Kelley (trumpet)." - Cassauna.

Artist: ROMANELLI, EMILIANO
Title: Tabulatura
Format: Cass
Label: Cassauna
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Tabulatura (2008) is an indeterminate composition for 16 prerecorded guitar parts and computer with custom software. It is conceived as a system to generate different electroacoustic patterns. This cassette documents seven pieces recorded live during four sessions at the 18th-century Palazzo Castagna in Città SantAngelo, Italy, between May and June 2015. The album was recorded on two-track, directly on hard drive, without DSP and overdubs. Emiliano Romanelli (b. 1979) is an Italian musician with a background in visual art. His works include sound installation, live performance, and composition; they are based on generative systems and the perceptual relationships between sound, light, and space. His work is published by Terziruolo (IT). He is a co-founder of the multimedia duo Tu m (1998-2011). Their compositions have been released by labels including LINE (US), Headz (Japan), and Dekorder (Germany), and their audio-visual works have been exhibited in various museums and galleries including the Castle of Rivoli (Turin), the Arnolfini (Bristol), and the Oboro (Montréal)." - Cassauna.

Artist: SERRIES, DIRK & STEVEN R. SMITH
Title: Hymnal
Format: Cass
Label: Cassauna
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Multi-instrumentalist Steven R. Smith and veteran experimentalist Dirk Serries team up for a collaborative album that is as familiar as it is different from their individual sonic endeavors. Made with electric guitars, Fender Rhodes, organs, and various types of bowed instruments, this album is about organic evolution. Each "mantra" is constructed from the directness of each instrument, meticulously layered against each other, creating the drone. Four long-form mantras; four harmonic themes that excel in their own beautiful organic progress over time." - Cassauna.

Artist: URBAN, MATTHIAS
Title: Dialoge____Gideons Disease
Format: Cass
Label: Cassauna
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Tape recorders, 78 rpm records, cymbals, floor tom, environmental recordings, contact microphones, hydrophones, magnetic sensors/cartridge, metasomatose, DSPm, etc. Additional sounds and photography by Simon Christoph Krenn. Dialoge____Gideons Disease was produced, mixed, and mastered by Matthias Urban. 2015." - Cassauna.

Artist: VASQUEZ, JUAN CARLOS
Title: Collages
Format: Cass
Label: Cassauna
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"The "Collages" are an acclaimed series of experiments conducted by sound artist and composer Juan Carlos Vasquez to prove the digital capabilities of tone expansion in a single acoustic instrument. The technique consists in recording original performances of several works by celebrated composers from the past (for solo instruments), and reinventing the audio files by deconstructing the pieces as a collage, using different and complex kinds of digital audio processes to create a post-modern electroacoustic version of the classical piece. As a result, the usual acoustic instrument timber is expanded into deep and rich atmospheres using the entire range of frequencies. The collages series are also a sonic application of British painter J.M.W. Turners technique of using layers of colors and textures to turn everyday landscapes into powerful and expressive oneiric fantasies. Past versions were possible thanks to commissions by the Westminster and Chelsea Hospital/Museum (UK) in partnership with Royal College of Music (UK), the Arts Council through the Wiltshire Museum (UK), Polish Artists in London "PAiL" (UK), the Hilltown New Music Festival (Ireland) and the FEast 2013." - Cassauna.

Artist: WATKINS, ZACHARY JAMES
Title: Moveable: Long Commutes Between Loved Ones/Music for Motors and Resonant Strings (Version 1)
Format: Cass
Label: Cassauna
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Moveable is scored for pianoforte in a unique just intonation/equal temperament hybrid tuning, and employs a new mechanical extension called the "Piano Monster" built by NYC artist Ranjit Bhatnagar, which uses 16 voltage-controlled motors with attached objects that resonate piano strings. Zachary James Watkins is a California-based sound artist who has earned degrees in composition from The Cornish School and Mills College. Zachary has received commissions from Cornish, The Microscores Project, The Beam Foundation, Somnubutone, the sfSoundGroup and the Seattle Chamber Players. His 2006 composition Suite for String Quartet was awarded the Paul Merritt Henry Prize for Composition and has been performed as part of the Second Annual New Music Marathon in Seattle, WA, the Labs 25th Anniversary Celebration and the Labor Sonor Series at Kule in Berlin, the latter of which is released by the London new music label Confront. Zachary has presented works in numerous festivals across the United States, Mexico, and Germany, including the 2011 Activating The Medium Festival, the 2010 SFEMF, the 2009 Klankunstfest, the second Biennial SJ01 Global Festival of Arts On The Edge and the 2006 International Computer Music Conference. In 2007, Zachary premiered a new multi-media work entitled Country Western as part of the Meridian Gallerys Composers in Performance Series that received grants from the AMC and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. An excerpt of this piece is published on a compilation album entitled The Harmonic Series alongside Duane Pitre, Pauline Oliveros, Ellen Fullman and Charles Curtis. Zachary received a Subito Grant to assist in the production of the evening-length composition. Moveable premiered on April 2nd 2010 by pianist Tiffany Lin at the Chapel Performance Space as part of the Wayward Music Series in Seattle, WA. His sound art work entitled Designed Obsolescence, "spoke as a metaphor for the breakdown of the dream of technology and the myth of our societys permanence," review by Susan Noyes Platt in the Summer 05 issue of ARTLIES. Zachary has held artist-in-residence at both the Espy Foundation and Djerassi." -Cassauna.

Artist: WONG, THERESA & SOREN KJAERGAARD
Title: Layered Events
Format: Cass
Label: Cassauna
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Søren Kjærgaard and Theresa Wong met along the sonic trade routes between Copenhagen and California, beginning their musical dialogue in 2011. Layered Events reflects a set of pieces constructed entirely of improvisations recorded upon improvisations in the studio; two players poised to each other and to themselves, traversing the breadth of their synchronistic encounters." - Cassauna.

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