“City Circles” released!

Pleased to report that the legends at chemical imbalance have put their trust on me once again and will be releasing “City Circles” on CDR and digital, available to purchase and stream NOW!

Originally composed for the 2020 edition of the Australasian Computer Music Conference, ‘City Circles’ is a 28 minute piece that furthers my research on loops as a main musical currency, as well as the exploration of urban sounds and scenery, also present in 2018’s “A deafening silence”.

An excerpt:

This is the third release I have done with chemical imbalance. Always supportive and without dramas, small labels like this keeps the scene going, consider supporting them!

Microtopies 2020

Just as it happened in 2019, I’ve contributed a sonic miniature to this year’s edition of Microtopies, the yearly open call from the Gracia Territori Sonor group, organisers of the infamous LEM Festival, aiming to collect and craft a sonic journey around the world made of one minute pieces.

This year, the compilation is made of 56 experimental pieces from 31 cities in 11 countries, all of them of great quality, including a piece from the late Víctor Nubla, the original soul of the organising group, who sadly passed away on March of 2020.

My submission for this year is called “Turons Blaus” and it sounds like this:

And here is the complete album, which you can stream / buy directly there, in Bandcamp, supporting local weird music initiatives like this:

“Faversham” on ABC’s “Trace”!

As a true-crime aficionado, it fills me with childish joy to have some of the Faversham tracks featured in the second season of the ABC podcast Trace, second season starting this week!

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Very happy to see how something we did together with Leighton Arnold circa 2017 is still alive and well. Many thanks to Mitch Soden from chemical imbalance for giving us the opportunity to release that work back then and to Marty Peralta to consider the music for the soundtrack of the podcast!

Shameless plug, still one physical copy left to buy, go get it! https://chemical-imbalance.bandcamp.com/album/edo-arnold-faversham-lp

“Vespertine Works” on Cassette Gods!

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Again, almost missed this review, which was back in November 2019. Anyway, Vespertine Works was reviewed by Cassette Gods, in a very nice review:

“The sense of loneliness is heightened in the middle of the night in a place where you’re surrounded by other people – you just can’t face it. But there’s an excitement too, so you venture out and discover what there is to discover.
It might be the perfect thing.

Read the full review here.

“City circles” @ Radia.fm!

Radia.FM is a group of radio stations bringing “new and forgotten ways of making radio” to the airwaves, all across Europe and beyond. The idea is: every week, an artist is asked to contribute a half an hour piece, and this piece is broadcasted once per participating radio station during the designated week.

Guess who is the artist selected for the week of 13th of July? Yours truly 🙂

The Radia network will be broadcasting my recent contribution to the Australasian Computer Music Conference 2020, a piece called “City circles: sound collage on urban canvas”, recorded live and entirely made with found sound. This means it will be broadcasted at least 20 times mainly around Europe but also online, in the US, Canada and even in San Marino!

You can watch the piece in video format below (courtesy of Matthew Syres on AV and Josh Paton on VJ), or get more information about the Radia show, its schedule and network in the link for this week’s program.

“Live” at ACMC2020!

Subespai will be performing at this year’s edition of the prestigious Australian Computer Music Conference, which is going to be carried online between the 3rd and 10th of July.

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My piece is titled “City circles”: sound collage on urban canvas and is essentially made with found sounds. For this recording I counted with the unmissable help from my buddy Josh Paton on visuals and Matthew Syres on A/V support, the performance was recorded at the fantastic Alpha House Gallery in Erskineville, Gadigal land. Sovereignty was never ceded.

The piece will be broadcasted on the 6th of July, however if you can’t wait, it is already available on Youtube:

Highly recommended that you check out the conference and the other contents, super high quality!

‘Hydromancy’ @ Llums de Tunguska

Llums de Tunguska is a fantastic experimental music radio program from Radio Ateneu del Clot (Barcelona). A random google search for something else revealed that Hydromancy (released in 2019 by the Audiotalaia netlabel) was featured in episode 160 of this amazing show, alongside some local legends, what an honor!

You can listen to the whole show below, my tracks (yes! two tracks!) show up in minute 47, but the whole thing is worth a listen 🙂

Llums de Tunguska, ep. 160:

Thanks Isabel & Joan for the air time!

 

Self Isolation Tapes (my 1st remix!)

It was an honour to be asked by Audio Obscura to provide a remix for one of his tracks in this Self Isolation Tapes project, where he tried to make sense of the Covid-19 lockdown between March and April 2020 in the UK.

I was fortunate to meet Neil in Norwich back in 2018, when we both performed at a Naviar Haiku Fest, we exchanged tapes and had a good chat, keeping more or less in touch after that.

I got asked to remix the track named “One day I’ll grow nostalgic for these days”, which is an equal parts beautiful as well as ominous exercise on sampladelia, turntablism and radio art. My remix picked up some hidden sounds in the track stems and turned them into protagonists, while keeping the radio art flair of the original work. This was my first remix ever, and what a great experience it was!

You can stream and purchase whole album here: Self Isolation Tapes.

And this is my track:

 

Hope you like it! And if you do, support Audio Obscura!