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NEW RELEASES: THE CONVOY & WFLS #18

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

THE CONVOY – ASTRAL LANTERN SEED

Astral Lantern Seed, by The Convoy is “the first work in an archival series of releases documenting unexpected circumstances of creative transience. ‘Seeds’ are latent recordings of spontaneous and emerging soundings uncovered while exploring other sonic landscapes. ‘Seeds’ enshrine the valuable source potential of creative unfoldings and flourishings, honouring that potential unto itself. Daydreams, lookouts and roadstops. Postcards of places we have visited along the way.”


WFLS #18 (SUMMER 2019)

“Works For Loudspeakers is a quarterly listening party showcasing emerging and established composers. Every edition is different, and curated to give a platform for non-performative sound-based composition – music that would usually not have a public outlet.” More info & previous WFLS editions here: Works for Loudspeakers

SUBMIT YOUR SONIC ART

SUBMISSIONS ARE CURRENTLY OPEN FOR WFLS #19 (AUTUMN 2019)! Email worksforloudspeakers@gmail.com : )

The Convoy release Astral Lantern Seed

Friday, April 26th, 2019

Astral Lantern Seed

Astral Lantern Seed is the first work in an archival series of releases documenting unexpected circumstances of creative transience.  ‘Seeds’ are latent recordings of spontaneous and emerging soundings uncovered while  exploring other sonic landscapes. ‘Seeds’ enshrine the valuable source potential of creative unfoldings and flourishings, honouring  that potential unto itself.

Daydreams, lookouts and roadstops. Postcards of places we have visited along the way.

WORKS FOR LOUDSPEAKERS #17 (SPRING 2018)

Monday, February 4th, 2019

Image by Emi Pogoni

First exhibited as part of the ‘Music From Her’ Sound Art Exhibition at Thistle Hall, Wellingon “to celebrate, support and encourage diverse voices of women working in music in New Zealand, in the year of the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand.” Curated by Emi Pogoni.


WFLS#18: Summer, 2019!

We are currently taking submissions for the next WFLS! More info here

NEW RELEASE: PAPERGHOST

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

SCR038: PAPERGHOST – A MILLION DEAD DUST MOTES HUM TO LIFE

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In the few years since the last Paperghost release (Signal Fingers, 2015) the prolific marvel behind the project, Zach Webber, has amassed a substantial backlog of material that will trickle out over the coming months, starting today!

A Million Dead Dust Motes Hum to Life is a collection of 4 tracks united by their “vaguely synth-pop spaces… while still sharing space with samples and acoustic instruments” in the classic Paperghost style : intricate & surreal.

Listen, download & read more here: 
http://sonorouscircle.com/artists/paperghost/

NEW RELEASE: THE ALL SEEING HAND

Friday, August 31st, 2018

SCR037: THE ALL SEEING HAND – SYNTAX ERROR

The All Seeing Hand

“Disciples of A.S.H. rejoice! Wellington’s beloved three-headed pet Cerberus, The All Seeing Hand have unleashed their latest conceptual offering Syntax Error, a meticulous piece of craftsmanship that further cements them as one of the most adventurous sonic risk takers in the country.” – Kristen Ng for UTR.

“The tracks on Syntax Error explore some of the contradictions that coexist in this complex moment, where seemingly all truths claim a capital T, and both the virtual and physical world are becoming a manifestation of a troubled mind.

“But with contradiction there is also hope, a striving for a new truth that recognises multiple voices; there is meditation, mediation, and reflection; there are communities navigating healing and growth.

“With ears open we can sing new songs to the vastness of the stars; we can transform our egos to embrace a future full of explorers of wonder and humility.” > Read/hear/see more here <

NEW VIDEO: LIZARD BRAIN

Annnnnd they’ve just released a psychedelic new video for the song Lizard Brain off their 2016 album Sand to Glass!


THE ALL SEEING HAND SINGLE RELEASE / SAM LONGMORE RESIDENCY BEGINS

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

ALL SEEING HAND NEW SINGLE – ROYAL OIL

“‘Royal Oil’ is the first single to be released from the All Seeing Hand’s forthcoming album ‘Syntax Error’; it tempts you to buy the seductive tale of off planet resource exploitation and the infinite abundance achievable for those visionaries with the power to make it happen.”

“We live in a time where a satellite disco ball joins the carcass of a car as decorations for our planet’s aura. Corporates and lawyers are exporting capitalism out to engulf all space, asserting flags of greed and vanity are the natural order, already flying in places as yet unreached.

Although the story is bleak, we are left with a melodic line that doesn’t sing this false ecology; with ears open we can sing to the stars with hope, we can transform our egos to embrace a future full of explorers of wonder and humility.

We are living a Syntax Error. The Program is broken. Let us take this opportunity to change the code.”

Full album out August 1st + Aotearoa tour begins 27th July! > Get tickets here <


SAM LONGMORE’S MELBOURNE RESIDENCY HAS BEGUN!

Our current Artist in Residence at Magnet Melbourne, Sam Longmore (NZ), is kindly offering us an insight to his thoughts & working process through a daily blog entry. > Follow it here <


The Cave/ Bunker at Magnet Melbourne

http://sonorouscircle.com/artists/samlongmore/

Sam Longmore Melbourne Residency, Works for Loudspeakers, All Seeing Hand announce new album and more…

Saturday, July 7th, 2018

Hello friends! Our approaching 10th birthday has provided much impetus to get busy – there are lots of exciting announcements here and plenty more to come! Here goes…

Sonorous Circle & Magnet Studios Artist in Residence 2018: Sam Longmore

Sonorous Circle and Magnet Studios are pleased to announce the first eponymous Artist in Residence program featuring Auckland-based sonic artist Sam Longmore.

With a fundamentally timbral approach to live performance, Longmore’s works tease subtle differences from dense clusters of processed field recordings and pure tones. Manipulations of volume and delicate shifts in pitch immerse listeners, evolving with focused precision. In doing so, Longmore frequently places ‘traditional’ techniques of drone- and noise-music in relation to the popular, pleasing sonics explored online under the umbrella, ‘ASMR’.

At a general level of concept, his work seeks to emphasise the manner in which acoustic and environmental contexts influence listening experiences, while also highlighting the corporeal nature of audition through the manipulation of pitches at the limits of hearing.

Over the course of his two weeks in residence, Longmore will develop a site-specific, quadraphonic composition to be premiered in Magnet’s Spatial Studio on the 21st July.

Also performing on the night will be Erin K Taylor and Dale Gorfinkel & Friends.

https://www.facebook.com/events/215827849235602/

Sam’s visit is proudly supported by the New Zealand Music Commission Outward Sound scheme.


Callout – Works For Loudspeakers No. 16 – (Winter, 2018)

Works For Loudspeakers is a quarterly listening party – founded by Emi Pogoni in 2014 – showcasing emerging and established composers. Every edition is different, and curated to give a platform for non-performative, sound-based composition – music that would usually not have a public outlet.

In this spirit, Sonorous Circle welcomes composers – emerging and established, local and otherwise – to submit sound-based compositions of 3-10 minutes duration (.wav/.aif) to be played in friendly, close-listening environments in Auckland and Wellington (event details below).

If you would like to submit a piece or would like more information, please email us at worksforloudspeakers@gmail.com and/or stream/download the archive here > https://wfls.bandcamp.com/.

Submissions due: 9am 22nd July 2018


The All Seeing Hand Join the Circle & Announce Upcoming Album & Tour

The All Seeing Hand are excited to announce the upcoming release of their new album Syntax Error and their joining of the Sonorous Circle collective.

Syntax Error is an album reflecting the cognitive dissonance of this very real dystopian future that we are presently in. The tracks explore some of the contradictions that coexist in this complex moment, where seemingly all truths claim a capital T, and both the virtual and physical world are becoming a manifestation of a troubled mind.

But with contradiction there is also hope, a striving for a new truth that recognises multiple voices; there is meditation, mediation, and reflection; there are communities navigating healing and growth; a troubled mind seeks peace.

Syntax Error, the fifth album from The All Seeing Hand, will be released on August 1st. Stay tuned for a single release and NZ tour dates in the coming weeks! Til then get primed on their previous releases > https://the-all-seeing-hand.bandcamp.com/

Thanks for listening! Talk soon : )

WORKS FOR LOUDSPEAKERS 14 (SUMMER, 2018)

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Another great WFLS compilation is out thanks to curator Emi Pogoni. Listen here:

This one features Emi Pogoni, Indira Force (New Dawn, Indi), Nathan Taare (E.N.T), Erin K. Taylor (The Convoy) & Thomas Arbor (I.Ryoko), Alexa Casino, Sam Longmore, Jon Panther & Dan Haines.

For those unaware, Works for Loudspeakers is a seasonal listening event held in various Wellington venues and at the Audio Foundation in Auckland. Get in touch if you would like to submit a work for performance. Previous compilations can be heard here > https://wfls.bandcamp.com

THE CONVOY – LIVE RECORDING

Saturday, January 13th, 2018

Released today, The Convoy, from their Transmission Party at Magnet Melbourne in July 2017. Slow-building washes of percussion, guitar & 1/4″ tape:

“…Tides of distant, thunderous drum swelled and receded while ominous guitar ambience gave voice to a world awakening. Soundscapes were endowed with a kind of sentience that spoke themes of cyclic evolution and regeneration, varied waves of intensity growing exponentially, each time returning as if a new incarnation, born from the eroded memory of sections before…” (Will Tremain)

NEW RELEASE: SUMS & COLLISIONS #1

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Sums & Collisions is a new experimental series by Sonorous Circle to feature rare or one-off collaborations.

The first in the series is FIR·MA·MENT, a video by TRISTAN J BROOKS, filmed in Israel, Iran and Turkey, with music edited from an improvisation between Esoterror, I.RYOKO & Matt Faisandier (of THE CONVOY) in Wellington, NZ. Watch here & read on for Brooks’ ideas behind the video…

“This work is compiled of footage I took during a trip to the Middle East – from Israel, Iran and Turkey. Two interlinked threads guide this video. First, a personal fascination with mysticism that drove me to the Middle East – a mysticism that is now largely concealed in the Middle East, buried under politics. I grew up Catholic. Spending time in Hiruharama (Jerusalem) up the Whanganui river living with the Sisters of Compassion when my mother died resurrected my youth’s fascination with biblical mysticism, but in a darker way (through grief). This resurrection created a connection with the Middle Eastern Jerusalem, and a curiosity to seek out mysticism in the flesh. Jerusalem became a pilgrimage of sorts for me.”

“On arrival, I found that the Middle East’s current soul is almost an antithesis to the mystic nature of its recorded past. It is a medley of lifestyles, passion and emotional connections that is blanketed by monoist theocratic/political governments. Looking over the footage on my return, the political gravity/bleakness was almost too overt. I wanted to draw out, and play with, the grandiose of faith, ideologies and mysticism that still underhandedly rests in the Middle East’s belly. So second, I drew on the montage and discontinuous editing techniques from early Russian film theorists Sergei Eisenstein and Lev Kuleshov. Eisenstein and Kuleshov recognised that the meaning of an image/video is derived from the images/videos surrounding it. When moving images are placed in a string of uncontextual narratives, especially a moving image with its Hegelian antithesis, complex and twisted meanings (or Hegelian Syntheses) can emerge. I hoped that stringing together my footage in Eisenstein and Kuleshov’s shadow would provide space for both its mysticism to seep through, and to confuse regular narratives conveyed about the Mid-East.”Tristan J Brooks