the avian kin
album of musical biomimicry as part of Diane Barbé’s tentacular project the alien kin
cassette & digital— published by First Terrace Records
sound design & music score — 03:58
for the short animation film “thum” by Luca Depardon
the discreet music of antennas
field recording — 05:12
for the label’s ongoing soundscape archive
published by Presque Tout
It is a drenched afternoon in Alto Adige as a storm plunges the Eisack Valley in a thick fog. The sky is cadenced by distant thunderbolts and the soundscape swallowed by cold downpours. Sitting on the flank of a mountain, Hotel Briol faces the Dolomites while overlooking the small town of Barbiano. By a window of the hotel, a radio aerial stands in the rain, its rods plucked by drizzling drops. To naked ears only the showers' white noise prevails, yet within the array of metal conductors lies the discreet music of antennas.
Recorded with Sound Devices MixPre-6 II and a pair of JrF C-series (neutrik) contact microphones.
a shadow cast on vapours
dronesque composition — 12:14
for the compilation “First Rays & A Lasting Echo”
triple cassette & digital
published by Audio Visuals Atmosphere
A figure walks on the wavering reliefs of a rocky crest. A mist gradually moves in. The mountain's outer layer gives in. Sunrays pierce the droplets in suspension. Faced by a warped shadow, the wanderer gently slides into unknown territories.
A contribution for Audio Visuals Atmosphere’s 100th release: a celebratory triple cassette compilation.
field recording, soundscape composition — 04:30
for the compilation “possible moistures”
published by forms of minutiae
Short soundscape composition made of hydrophonic recordings of sea snails and sea urchins found in tidal pools on the shores of the Corinthian Gulf (Greece). The sound is accompanied by three analog photographs and a note taken on site → more here.
entering the taroko gorge
electroacoustic composition — 05:32
for the compilation “Sound Maps For The Dreamer III”
published by Sono Space
Electroacoustic piece composed using un-processed and processed field recordings captured in the Taroko Gorge (Taïwan) in 2016. You'll hear a blending of insects, water, unidentified industrial sounds and a percussive element found on site. Very little reverberation was added, some of it is the actual acoustics of the gorge. An old map of Taïwan dating from 1878 was paired with the sound.
field recordings, architectural soundscape composition — 10:47
in collaboration with Robin Koek
for Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee radio
Architectonic Soundprint is the first episode of the Walking Series. An archive of architectonic soundscapes curated by Denisa Kollarová and Teresa Castro. This episode was recorded by sound artists Robin Koek and Pablo Diserens, who invite us to sonically explore a space and its acoustic signatures. ~ more info here.