Thursday, October 11, 2012

Pedro Buschi track on FMA

Check here

Other stuff by Pedro;

Pedro was the first artist that worked in the (then) new worm studio, a year ago. He gave us this track (and we finally found it back so posted it).

Releaseparty Soundpiece with Machinefabriek, Pierre Bastien & Daisy Bell

Last tuesday we had a very nice party @ Worm; to celebrate the three records we released as a documentation/celebration of the Soundpiece Project we did last year.

the acts that we released all showed up and played a short show.
Here are some photo's that Theo Huijgens took;
 Daisy Bell

 And here's the press info on the records. At the moment you can order them from the worm shop ;
WORM SHOP They will also be distrubted through 'the usual' channels , more info about that later.
Other thing;
There's only 200 copies of each record available...
If you order the threesome, you get a nice discount (but this only counts if you buy the records from the wormshop)

3 New Vinyl releases by WORM Records

Performer: Machinefabriek
Title record: 15/15
WORMREC 4276, 12”, yellow vinyl
Performer: Dyane Donck/Daisy Bell
Title record: Proverbs of Hell
WORMREC 4277, 12”, pink vinyl
Performer: Pierre Bastien
Title record: Entomology
WORMREC 4278, 12”, blauw vinyl

A threesome of coloured vinyl by WORM Records. These records are extraordinary not just because of their appearance (bright yellow, blue and pink vinyl), but because of their arising history as well. The a-sides of the records were recorded for Soundpiece, a soundinstallation under the floor of the Schouwburgsquare in Rotterdam.

WORM invited the composers Machinefabriek, Pierre Bastien and Dyane Donck/Daisy Bell to compose a piece for this. The results are three soundartworks/tape compositions that are made for public space, but are impressive as isolated piece of art as well. Something that stands out as well, is the different approaches of the three composers.The pieces were played at fixed times at the Soundpiece installation, for a month at the end of 2011.

On the 8th of october 2012, these records were presented in WORM with a performance of all three performers.

Dyane Donck/Daisy Bell
Daisy Bell is the new group of Donck. The live show involves a collection of electronic and acoustic instruments, harmony vocals, lots of live sampling and sound processing plus a video projection, illustrating each song with minimal, yet evocative imagery.  All songs are based on poetry by William Blake. His texts provide the vocal spine of the compositions. These range from experimental musique concrete to pop "with a twist" with a strong intensity, dark atmosphere and raw beats.

Pierre Bastien
Bastien is very French, but lives in Rotterdam for quite some time now. His work finds its place on the secant of installations / robotica / visual arts on one side and soundart / jazz / improvisation on the other. Pierre is signed to the Rephlex label (the Aphex Twin playground) but also does projects for lots of other labels and works for dance and theatre as well.

Machinefabriek is the project of Rutger Zuydervelt. Machinefabriek’s music combines elements of ambient, modern classical, minimalism, drone and field recordings. He has a big discography, containing his own releases as well as releases on renowned lables.

Soundpiece is a soundinstallation in the public space of the Schouwburgsquare in Rotterdam and covers an area of 30 by 30 meter through 32 speakers. It can be heard across the entire Schouwburgsquare at limited volume.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Machinefabriek @ Worm

Machinefabriek did his time too @ worm studio


And we posted an edit on FMA.

If you want to hear the whole thing; it's called 'Doepfer Worm'   released on cd on Entr'acte

(discription; Synthesizer based collages, partly recorded on vintage synths at WORM, Rotterdam. Not your average Machinefabriek release ).

(makes you wonder what a regular machinefabriek release is...)

looks like this;

Marco Cher-Gibard @ Worm Studio

Sorry for the long interval of posting! Finally we found some time to continue this blog and we have a lot of stuff in stock. Let's start with Marco Cher-Gibard who visited us in july...
We have posted two of his tracks tracks on Free Music Archive. See link below.

This is what Marco has to say about his time at Worm Studios, July 2012

During my residency at the Worm Studio, i used the time to experiment and record using the studio's vintage modular synth collection, and also to develop working methods in the studio.  A favourite setup emerged using the Arp2500 series with a clocked sequencer i found in an aluminium suitcase. As a side project, I also took an interest in the local environment of the Artist in Residence accommodation on Hoornbrekersstraat where i did a number of field recordings.

Some of the work from the Worm studio has already appeared in a sound installation for the Link IV alumni exhibition at RMIT School of Art Gallery, which  I installed on returning to Melbourne.  I also plan to make use of the recordings in the future for live performance and recorded formats. Since returning home, I've becoming quite interested in an intersection between analog sound sources and digital processing techniques via max/msp.  I used max to spacialise sounds for the installation, and am interested to investigate the area more.

Of the field recordings, i haven't used them publicly and am treating it more as a preliminary study.  The site when i visited had a number of features such as a fire station just opposite and a bunch young neighbours who liked to barbecue, drink and sing when the weather was nice.  The street clangs during the day to the sounds of mechanic shops, renovations and occasional sirens, while at night it the noise floor drops and the neighbours come home.  As a stranger in the land i found all this quite interesting, especially the singing.  I think i was surprised at first, to hear singing, because I feel we don't sing in public much in Australia, and rarely even in private. Maybe thats me?

The pictures didn't come out great, and i'm sure that there are lots of the Arp photos already (so please ignore those if you like) but they tell a story i guess.

The tracks come from the exhibition and are bounced down versions of the 4.1 mix. I have added some reverb to keep true to the spirit of the room they were produced for. Making them, both were initially played to accompany vocal tracks which i had processed using my own "sampling" instruments. However, in the end i stripped the vocal off hailin to focus on the synths.  Rehab takes its name from its original version, which might not be hard to guess.

here's some synth porn pics by marco

and check out the tracks that Marco made @ worm;