September 18, 2015
Spectropol is happy to help bring another significant work by Iranian artist Ehsan Saboohi to the west and beyond, this time with the help of a superb group of singers and instrumentalists.
Phonemes Requiem is a large-scale multi-movement work that explores the inner world of speech and vocalized sound, temporally expanded and sonically enhanced, each small section a zone to get lost in while serving the long flow of the piece. It’s rich with detail and gets better with each hearing.
Download Phonemes Requiem (2014-2015) (For four Soloists, mixed Chorus, Didgeridoo, prepared Tombak, Electronics, Computer) below (name your price). And if you like, pre-order the limited edition CDR!
Check out his earlier release on Spectropol here.
October 2, 2014
Spectropol is pleased to announce the availability of another fine collection
from Polish artist Marcin Tomczak.
An unidentified space; a surreal electroacoustic chamber music full of vibrant color and complex emotion.
–voice in tracks 4 and 6 by Martyna Kołodziej.
–track 7 composed by A. Nowacki and remixed by LIL.
May 20, 2014
The third installment in Spectropol’s microtonal compilation series, this collection is another highly varied snapshot of current xenharmonic practice from international artists. As with the previous albums in the series, the stylistically diverse tracks here explore just intonation, equal divisions of the octave, mixed tunings, fretless instruments, and extended playing techniques.
The music here ranges from chamber ensemble spectralism to catchy electronica, from surreal soundscapes to strange funk, intimate classical guitar work to electric feedback, and from free improvisation to evolving drones.
With contributions from Taylor Brook, Paulo Chagas, Brendan Byrnes, Susan Ann Brewster, Greg Hooper, Jon Lyle Smith, Agustín Castilla-Ávila/Giacomo Fiore, Elis Czerniak, MonoNeon, Ben Wylie and Peter Nagle.
We hope you enjoy this playlist as much as we do; please share widely!
SpecT 32, May 2014
November 11, 2013
Check out this sampler track from Spectropol’s upcoming (11/15) microtonal compilation, featuring excerpts from Jacky Ligon, Mirjam Tally, Lewis Krauthamer, Lois Lancaster, Karen Keyhani, Christian Molenaar, Todd Harrop, Scott A. Moore, D. Edward Davis, Claudi Meneghin, Michael Vick and Kraig Grady.
May 1, 2012
Vincent Berger Rond and cohorts will perform a rendition Elle avait raison Hathor (recently released on Spectropol) live in Montreal this Saturday, May 5.