New Release :::: Chrs Galarreta – Raw Field Recordings II : Electromagnetic Detritus

Mayo 2nd, 2017  |  Published in Ahora, CDRs / DVDRs / LPs / Cassettes, Christian Galarreta, Novedades, Tienda / Shop

“When we accept necessities generated by the technological progress and its commercialization, we are reasserting our mutant condition as urban beings. For example, we live surrounded by imperceptible electromagnetic fields coming from our communication technologies. We accept them as normal in our daily life, despite the consequences they generate on our physiologies. This electrosmog can be seen as pollution from our modern societies. Recycling this invisible waste to induce a sound experience, is an acoustic sample of the physiological self-destruction and dependence inherent to the technological production and the human creativity.” (Chrs. Galarreta, Mexico D.F. – 2008)
CD cover image: “antena dynamited in Huacho” original photo by Carlos del Rosario (El Comercio newspaper archive 09/10/1981), photo intervened by Bobby Peru. Graphic design by Bobby Peru & Stanley Coll. Cover with silkscreened transparent paper. Print & varnished CDr wrapped with aluminium foil. Limited edition of 100 copies! Published by Aloardi (Alo066). Play it loud!
These are mono field recordings that Galarreta took during his different research projects, workshops, sound-walks and site-specific performances in the past fourteen years. They are selections of raw material with little equalization, fades and without overdubs nor effects. To record the electrosmog he used hand-made electromagnetic transducers. Their different types and their positions, as well as the spatial conditions, influenced the acoustic dynamics and saturations of these sounds. Just the Track 08 come from a stereo recording of one of his live performances, sensing and amplifying electromagnetic and mechanical behaviors from different electronic waste. This performance was recorded and mastered by Anton Mobin.
This release was presented as a radio piece in documenta 14 (Athens – Kassel 2017) as part of the project Every Time A Ear di Soun, a documenta 14 Radio Program.
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Fundado en el año 1998, Aloardi inicia sus acciones como uno de los primeros sellos y colectivos independientes dedicados a difundir y producir música experimental y electrónica, arte con nuevos medios, intervenciones sonoras, investigaciones acústicas y expresiones culturales autóctonas de Sur y Centro America. ". Apoyamos y generamos colaboraciones entre diferentes individuos, grupos autogestionados e instituciones a nivel local, nacional e internacional. Organizando eventos y exhibiciones transdisciplinarias, compartimos conocimiento sobre recursos (no) tecnológicos, trabajo sostenible e intercambio entre comunidades locales. Ubicado en Lima, desde el 2004 nuestro local funciona como mediateca y sirve para la realización de encuentros, talleres, laboratorios de investigación, programas de residencias, producciones audiovisuales y transmisiones de radio por Internet. Puedes encontrar en este sitio web información sobre nuestra actividad reciente; para conocer mas de nuestra actividad pasada, puedes visitar nuestro antiguo sitio web.

Founded in Peru in 1998, Aloardi started as one of the first labels and independent iniciatives in South and Central America diffusing and producing experimental and electronic music, media art, sound related interventions, alternative acoustic research and autochthonous cultural expressions of its región. We support and generate collaborations between people with self-managed associations and institutions on local, national and international level. We organize events and transdisciplinary exhibitions, initiate actions and share knowledge: the association is engaged in approaches towards (non)technological resources, sustainable work and exchange with local communities. Based in Lima, our space serves since 2004 as venue for meetings, workshops, research laboratories, a residency program, audiovisual productions, internet radio broadcasts and a mediatheque. Recent news about the Aloardi activities can be found on this website; to see more, you can visit our old website here.