.PIG: Album_Feto Talk
.PIG: Album_Swine Stories
Bass Communion & .PIG:
Album_Live in Mexico City
.PIG: Live at the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival
N.O.N.E. Ensemble & Pauline Oliveiros
Hanna III en Cuernavaca
The Tarcordium® is an instrument designed by Riccardo Massari from an investigation of the musical applications of piezo-electric microphones.
Andres Solis and Riccardo Massari develop different music from the use of a new electro-acoustic instrument designed by Massari in 2006 called Tarcordium: string instrument and percussion of great timbral range and dynamic capable of generating shocking sounds and multiple rhythms. This project moves in the fields of sound art, musical composition and improvisation, with the intention of generating new interpretive techniques with unpublished instruments together with electronic and digital tools.
TARCORDIUM® TRANSATLANTICUM aims to conduct a series of concerts in Spain and Latin America accompanied by workshops and conferences to disseminate the potential of this incredible instrument and the interpretation techniques of the instrument.
Los Dogos is a collaboration in progress with California based post-mexican composer/artist Guillermo Galindo a.k.a. Galindog (ergo Los Dogos) where improvisation with analogue synths and The Tarcordium® is the backbone of their sonic search.
.PIG is a Mexico City based duo formed by Andres Solis and Rogelio Sosa which focuses in live sound experimentation. They have released three albums, Feto Talk, Swine Stories and Live In Mexico City in collaboration with Steven Wilson´s Bass Communion project and guest artist and musician Daniel Goldaracena. In all of their recordings the duo explores different instrumental and electronic sets mixing voice, recorder, harmonicas, accordion, harmonium, acoustic and electric guitars, modified turntables and piano with analogue feedback networks and computer programmed processing stations.
Limited edition of 500 LP vinyl copies and packaged in a deluxe screen printed jacket with a clear spot gloss print. There are 5 different cover color variations each limited to 100 copies and containing a different color of vinyl. Packaged, like all Important releases, in a handy resealable Japanese poly-bag. Printed by Neil Burke at Monoroid.
Steven Wilson - guitar / laptop
Andres Solis - turntables
Rogelio Sosa - voice
Daniel Goldaracena - devices
Recorded live at laboratorio de arte alameda in mexico city on 27th feb 2008. Collaboration with the live action / improv group from Mexico City PIG. This will only be available on vinyl and is the companion release to the Bass Communion record Moltov And Haze being issued on Important Records simultaneously.
This is a live performance at the Project Artaud Theater during the San Francisco Music Festival in September 2007.
DELICADOS is a noise, improvisation and experimental music project by Daniel Goldaracena, Hernan Hecht and Andrés Solis released in 2006. It was done during a series of recording sessions made in a "cuasiambulant psico-funky" studio, installed for a few months under the shades of an abandoned house at San Jerónimo, a neighborhood in the south of Mexico City.
In this proposal lies a mixture of electric and acoustic instruments in combination with everyday objects like ashtrays, coins, adhesive tape or hammers, merged through rough analog recording techniques, in an age where computers have degraded the true and almost lost craft of the original audio recording arts." [Daniel Goldaracena]
Daniel Goldaracena: Electric and acoustic guitars, pedal effects, ashtrays, coins, adhesive tapes, gaffers, waffles and bafles.
Hernán Hetch: Drums, percussions, SuperCollider programming, lap-top, toys, fruits, vegetables and one apple after fasting on every Wednesday.
Andrés Solis: Piano, prepared piano, accordion, MAX-MSP programming, lap-top, popp-tarts, pot-pie, prepared pear pie and more...
Recorded at San Jerónimo, Mexico City in the summer of 2005. Sound engineer: Daniel Goldaracena.
Mastered by Nathan James , NYC.
N.O.N.E. ENSEMBLE. Featuring: Pauline Oliveros/Manrico Montero/Julio Clavijo/Eduardo Meléndez/Carlos Icaza/Arthur Henry Fork/Andrés Solís.
Cinematic operetta in three acts for vocal ensemble, drum trio, synthesizer and bass with live electronics and multimedia (video, videomapping and augmented reality).
Concept and music by Andrés Solís
Psychedelic fiction-drama based on real events and on the original libretto by Victor León and Leo Stein of Franz Lehár's "The Merry Widow" (1905).
The story takes place in 1960, in Cuernavaca, Morelos, 55 years after that party at the embassy of the kingdom of Pontevedre in Paris, where Hanna Glawari I met her second husband, Count Danilo Danilovitsch and her lover, the then ambassador of Pontevedre in Paris, Baron Mirko Zeta.
When Timothy Francis Leary travelled to Mexico to experiment for the first time with the hallucinogenic mushroom "psilocybe mexicana", he met the young Hanna III, who had come to Mexico 15 years earlier with her mother, Hanna Glawari II, to settle in Cuernavaca. After leaving her homeland, the former kingdom of Pontevedre, which was devastated during the Second World War and the main reason for her move to the city of eternal spring in Mexico.
Hanna III is central to the shamanic ceremony where Timothy has his first astral journey, as Marcial, the shaman who will lead the ceremony, tells him that he will only lead the ritual if a virgin is present during it. This sets off a series of amorous entanglements that become complicated as he tries to prevent Hanna from losing her virginity. Finally, the quintessential ceremony takes place to reveal some important aspects of the characters' lives, which, in a surprising way, radically changes things and in a way leads to Hanna III planting the seed with which Timothy F. Leary develops some of the most important theories and practices of the counterculture of the 1960s.
*To view the complete score click the link under the title in the left column.
The following tracks are the tape cues of the operetta: