Live at Kwia: Neues Tape von Pablo Diserens

Forms of Minutiae bringen eine neue MC von Field Recordings Artist Pablo Diserens heraus, die auf beiden Seiten einen gut halbstündigen Live-Mitschnitt aus der Berliner Listening Bar Kwia enthält. Die zentrale Kiezlage am Maibachufer des Landwehrkanals sorgte für eine Teilkulisse aus Wasserrauschen und Tierstimmen, die sich bald mit der elektroakustischen Performance vermischt. Das Album erscheint Mitte Juli auf 50 Tapes und digital. Eine Release-Party findet ebenfalls statt, alles dazu hier.

“Amid winter, on one of the last nights of 2021, a group of people gather in the welcoming womb of a listening bar. Bordered by tiled walls and embraced by a simulated fog, cradled listeners soon forgo outer fluctuations. From a distance, dogs’ barks and bats’ calls reverberate into the space, Pablo Diserens’ concert has begun. What unfolds next is a weaving of biophonic field recordings with hums of blown and stroke glass bottles. The emerging electroacoustic ecoscape oscillates between animal stridulations and Helmholtz resonances. Wavering wind pulses and mirroring clangs intertwine with ultrasonic drones bringing the audience into oneiric realms.

Ants, grasshoppers, and crickets infuse the room with vespertine warmth. Windows ooze with condensation. Winter seems far, as if morphed into a balmy summer night. A new landscape materializes, birthed by the set of frequencies at play. Buccal air gently throbs in and out of the glass vessels in glistening gestures. Pablo blows into their empty bottles one last time before handing the stage to a sizzling underwater mixture of rain drops and insectean accents. The recorded fragment stops here, yet, that night, the formed sonic window into this temporary landscape pursued its course. The auditory encounters that followed now only exist in the hazy memories of wintertide listeners”. (Forms of Minutiae)

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