Tag: Drone

New split release on Spricht Editions

Here we have a three-way split with three distinct artistic practices by Jesper Elving, Tobias Kirstein and Claus Haxholm.

Jesper Elving produces extra-lingual poems, with self-composed words put into strict gridlike structures that give the sense of musicality and enhance the more meditational effect of Elvings poetic constructions. Tobias Kirstein has worked with the hidden values of sound and being, not necessarily as an occult practice but rather in the vein of of LeWitts iconic Sentences ; “the conceptual artist is rather a Mystic than a rationalist” and through this lens Kirstein works with History and a sort of Introvert activism often via Drone and field recording. Claus Haxholm is an Artist and Musician working with tropes of Black Metal, analysing and dissecting the vocal expression of this genre. Solely focusing on the vocal, Haxholm shifts the perspective from the emotional and narrative to the more analytical bodily manifestations of screaming out your guts and lungs.

The release works as a human-designed prism, dealing with the prime elements of Language: Letter, Context and Emotion; all connected in “Expression” (voicing/communication) – something that Language somehow often seems to have a hard time splitting itself from. That split is not constructed here, but at least it opens bit up and all of the Expressions on this release expands on what (mind/throat-based) Language can take the form of. Personal and Collectively.

Released November 2019 by Spricht Editions.
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released November 11, 2019

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https://sprichteditions.bandcamp.com/album/jesper-elving-tobias-kirstein-claus-haxholm-3

DISFORMATION

 

Listen and or buy the Daimon Fortis track here: https://disformation.bandcamp.com/album/daimon-fortis

Buy the Disformation tracks here: https://disformation.bandcamp.com/

(For optimal sonic pleasure, please use headphones)

Disformation is an experimental music label conceived by Casper Gottlieb and Jesper Bagger Hviid.

“A common element of the musical pieces on these releases is that they are claiming space like an uninvited guest: They occupy your room, leaving no other option but to give in. They demand your attention without ever asking for it, and they don’t complement anything but themselves. An example of this is TR Kirstein’s forthcoming release, “Daimon Fortis”.

“Daimon Fortis” unfolds as a drone piece that is meandering slowly around itself. Time is vanishing and is blurred out completely. Listening through this release is a highly rewarding experience. Deep square waves are being modulated almost unperceivably into the sonic product of a machine meditating. This confronts us with how passive and relentless machines are. They enforce their own rhythms on us, simply because they are not as flexible as we are. And it is our flexibility which allows us to be overtaken. We cannot communicate with a machine: They do not provide any response or reaction. Consequently, this requires us to adapt, in an act of reverse ergonomics. Machines have become the circumstances under which we change.”

Read an intelligent and interesting text about the project here:

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Sound for reading

 

cmvh_trk_photo Geraldine Hudson

Duoshow with Carl Michael von Hausswolff and Tobias Kirstein and a projection of his danish translation of William S. Burroughs’s novel ‘Cities of the Red Night’ for the audience to read aloud during the concert, at Mayhem, Copenhagen, november 2018.

Photo by Geraldine Hudson.

Dracula Never Ends (2017)

Electronic drone for 7 speakers at David Risley Gallery.

Dracula Never Ends.

Tobias R Kirstein live drone performance celebrating the cassette release of Tony Conrad / Tobias R. Kirstein ‘Live at Mayhem March 1. 2012’ on Insula Music


5 years ago and so many things have happened.
5 years ago I played a duo concert with Tony Conrad at Mayhem. We spent the afternoon together, talking and trying out stuff.
Mostly just talking. He had a sore shoulder which meant we should take it slow from the beginning.

          The recording of the concert was on the shelf for some years until Johs Lund made a mix and convinced me to release it. The tape was ready for a while. Andreas Korsgaard made a great cover. Insula Records was happy to put it out. Thank you!

Life and death happened.
Red and golden colors.
Such a little box of plastic and magnetic tape means so much.
All things considered, I think it is appropriate to celebrate the release instead of hanging around and getting all sentimental.

No talking.

A big celebratory drone in an art space suits the participants and the sound well.

David Risley Gallery, the best gallery in town, was kind enough to open their doors.
So here we are.