Posts tagged ‘graphic scores’

June 21, 2018

solstice release: Sammons – Lines and Waves

Spectropol is happy to present an intriguing graphic score project from Lanier Sammons with collaborators Giacomo Fiore and Lucie Vítková.

The recordings presented here emerged from an Arts Works Residency at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History.  During the residency, I asked visitors to draw an image they’d like to have a musician turn into sound.  I presented the visitors with grids and asked them to fill in a single cell.  Initially, my plan was to combine individual contributions into curated scores, but I was delighted to discover that visitor enthusiasm exceeded my expectations.  Folks almost  always filled up all or most of the sheet with images, and each sheet felt like an independent, complete graphic score without any intervention from me needed.  The contributors ranged from professional artists, like Carmina Eliason whose image is our cover art, to an infant doing his very first drawing on one of my sheets.  Collected here are realizations of selected scores by Lucie Vítková and Giacomo Fiore, who were kind enough to come record in the museum gallery.

-Lanier

Graphic Scores Project - Carmina's Kitchen

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March 21, 2017

Frets of Yore out soon!

Spectropol is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Frets of Yore: A collection of guitART Pieces for the Immediate Past.

This compilation features musical responses to 26 graphic art works, each interpreted or reacted to twice, resulting in 52 guitar-based tracks spanning a wide range of styles. The graphic submissions included paintings, drawings, collage, digital manipulation, photography, and even a paper-cutting. Quirky acoustic compositions, European free improvisation, textural soundscapes, minimalism, noise, avant/RIO rock, Canterbury music and songs are among the approaches from the musicians, who include several major figures of the guitar world.

Spectropol will release Frets of Yore in late spring 2017 as a limited edition CDR and digital download. Spectropol and Guerrilla Graphics will also release a very limited edition with handmade cover, art print, and bonus disc.

Frets of Yore, the musicians: Luciano Margorani, Shawn Persinger, Amy Denio, Henry Kaiser, Elliott Sharp, Fred Frith, Ron Anderson, Dave Newhouse, Wadi Gysi, Kalahari Surfers (Warrick Sony), Elliot Knapp, Mike Cooper, Nick Didkovsky, Billy Swann, Bun Itakura, Dereck Higgins, RenÈ Lussier, Jerry King, Karl Blake, Chris Cochrane, John Jasnoch, Frank Pahl, NoÎl AkchotÈ, Brian Woodbury, Miroslav Wanek (Uz Jsme Doma), Jeremy Jacobsen (The Lonesome Organist), Leandro KalÈn, Shankara Andy Bole, Carla Diratz, Bret Harold Hart, Janet Feder, Marc Edwards, Ian Brighton, Mark Stanley, Mark Hewins, John Russell, Anthony Donovan, Dennis Gonzalez, The Songraiders (Dustin Villarino Frias/Irvin Jose Villarino Frias), Raul Valverde, Intage Taluure (Jean-Marie Mievis/Kim DuChateau), Tomoaki Soma, Dario D’Alessandro (aka Doriano Budella), Paul Morris, Michel Kristof, AndrÈ Duchesne, Chris Bywater, Nick Prol, Inesa Navarro, Dan Stearns and project founder Gonzalo Fuentes.

Frets of Yore, the visual artists: Danielle Dax, Cal Schenkel, Matt Howarth, Jad Fair, Little Annie Anxiety, Joey Mars, Kinki Texas, Nick Prol, Garry Gilchrist, Heike Liss, Frederi Lipczinsky, Ria Lenaerts, Iris Terdjman, Carla Diratz, Bret Harold Hart, Paul Morris, Noel Akchote, Chris Bywater, Celine Ka, Dam Ja’Rock, Ayako Kanda, Mark Stanley, Dennis Gonzalez, Dan Stearns, Bernard Khoo and Gonzalo Fuentes.

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September 22, 2012

new review of Lark [markings]

Check out this interesting take on the Chagas/Matthies duo recording [SpecT 13] over at ATTN:Magazine.

July 11, 2012

Lark [markings] now available!

Lark [markings] is an album of exploratory duos from woodwind player Paulo Chagas (Portugal) and ‘mosesa 2′ inventor/performer Wilhelm Matthies (USA). Each artist composed a graphic score for multiple recorded interpretations; these tracks are complimented by free improvisations.

The mosesa 2 (shown below) is a one-stringed instrument with variable bows & resonators, providing Matthies with a surprisingly large palette to paint sound with…a good thing given Chagas’ expansive and virtuosic instrumental range. The collaborative result is a playful, violent, warm, haunting, humorous, menacing, and surreal. It’s a musical funhouse. Available as a name-your-price download from the Spectropol Bandcamp site.