Saturday, December 10, 2016

Sounds of the Day # 145/2016: Derrida Images (3) / Painkiller (1), Iannis Xenakis(1), Gonçalo F Cardoso & Ruben Pater (1) /Chier (5) / Condo Horro (8)

Les Inrockuptibles - No. 435, Mars-Avril 2004

Painkiller - Execution Ground (1994/2016)

Iannis Xenakis - La Légende d'Eer (1978)

Gonçalo F Cardoso & Ruben Pater - A Study into 21st Century Drone Acoustics (2015)
Much attention is focused on drones as ‘eyes in the sky’. However for people on the ground, the sound of the drones is much more pervasive. Military drones fly at high altitudes and are more often heard than seen. The word drone itself is rooted in sound, referring to the noise of the male honeybee. The sound of drones in areas of conflict create frightening soundscapes that go on for many hours on end. The sound gives them nicknames like Zanana (buzz) in Palestine.In this project, designer Ruben Pater (Drone Survival Guide) and composer Gonçalo F. Cardoso (Discrepant) join hands to focus on the auditive aspects of drones. What engines do drones have, and what do they sound like? Side A features recordings of 17 drone types, ranging from small consumer drones to large military drones, as contemporary bird songs. The B side presents a soundscape by Gonçalo F. Cardoso, inspired by the abusive and destructive power or drone technology. The composition focus on the conceptual (sound) life and death of an aerial drone machine in the 21st century.

Chier - Bliss (2016)
Recorded in december 2016 on a old Tascam 424 tape recorder with a degraded tape.

Condo Horro  - Ghost Ship (2016)

Dedicated to the victims of the Oakland Ghost Ship fire. 
On December 2, 2016, a fire raged through a converted warehouse in the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland which housed an artist collective known as the Ghost Ship, and dozens of people died when they were trapped in the space during a music event there. 
Throughout the years, an out-of-control real-estate market in the Bay area drove artists out of previously affordable spaces into cobbled-together spaces which were unsafe and weren't meant for human habitation. Gentrification does not just displace the marginalized, the forgotten, and the creative types that give soul to a city, but also exacts a death toll. 
All proceeds of this release will go to the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, a local arts non-profit, who set up a relief fund for the victims to cover medical bills for the survivors, and funeral services for the deceased. Condolences go to their friends and families. 

Rest in Peace