Desde hace tiempo que sigo las publicaciones de Very Quiet Records. Sus publicaciones escapan a la idea de paisaje sonoro (estático) silencioso , cuando su presentación alude directamente a grabaciones de lugares o situaciones silenciosos.
Very Quiet Records is an independent label based in Devon, UK, and run by Tony Whitehead. It releases recordings of quiet places or situations by a variety of international sound artists and field recordists.
Precisamente este marco espacial o situacional silencioso no resulta ser una limitación, sino una propuesta curatorial que ensancha unas vías, estrechas en ocasiones, dentro del paisaje sonoro, entendiéndolo como una etiqueta musical. Esto permite detenerse en los detalles de estos micromundos más allá de su representación. Las obras transcienden la propia idea de paisaje y de silencio.
Coclea by Pablo Sanz released today … 42°7’30”N 2°58’25”E / 9.6.2013 afternoon. Recorded at Nau Côclea Arts Residency, Camallera, Girona, Catalonia, Spain. Omni mics and glass vessels. Listen with headphones.
Recorded in an open area in the South African bush, Limpopo state, Mmabolela reserve.
This is the landscape at midnight, and part of an overnight recording. It’s the beginning of summer, the nights are still fresh. It had been raining for the past three days and the temperature had dropped. During the day it was calm here.
The place is very open, with isolated groups of trees. Dead trees with fantastic forms populate the land. The microphones are under one of these trees.
Jean-Baptiste Masson is a French composer with a background in field-recording and drone music. He composes instrumental music and is currently pursuing a master degree in composition in Reims with Daniel d’Adamo.
This recording was made during the first Sonic Mmabolela, a residency / workshop organized by Francisco Lopez and James Webb.
Recorded in Vilnius, Lithuania. 2013. Mastered in Madrid, Spain. 2014.
Victor Aguado (Madrid, 1989) is a sound artist interested in the relationship between urbanism and sound. He is an architect and he investigates the acoustics of architectural space. He uses his soundscape recordings in installations and performances. He lives and works in Madrid.