Thursday, January 24, 2008

Alfredo Costa Monteiro - Epicycle



Visual artist, concerned with visual/sound poetry, refined musician, active in multiple projects and collaborative experiences (Cremaster with Ferran Fages, I Treni Inerti with Ruth Barberán, Neumática with Pablo Rega) Alfredo Costa Monteiro could be imagined into a solitary place of the electro-acoustic improvisation universe.
His research doesn’t pass through consolidate schemes of experimentation, his interest refers to unexplored possibilities to treat the sound acoustically and digitally.
This work, “Epicycle”, consists of one track, 38 minutes long, built on a drone implant that suffers multiform interferences, a recursive and almost unrecognizable Alfredo’s processed voice, incidental incursions of flowing effects.
Music with a palpable sense of purity, quite impressive.

Label: Etude
Cat. #: Etude 014
Format: CD
Release date: 2008

Tracklisting:
01 - Epicycle (37:35)

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Discography:
  • Rubber Music (1999, Hazard Records, HR001)
  • Les Silences De La BnF» (1999, Labofar)
  • Paper Music (2001, Hazard Records, HR021)
  • Small Damage Under Appearance (2002, Thin Ice) (w/ Margarida Garcia, Manuel Mota)
  • Atolon (2003, Rossbin, RS017) (w/ Ferran Fages, Ruth Barberán)
  • Atami (2003, Hibari Music, hibari-03) (w/ Ferran Fages, Ruth Barberán, Taku Unami, Masahiko Okura, Masamufi Ezaki
  • Cesura (2003, Creative Sources, CS 008) (w/ Ernesto Rodrigues, Guilherme Rodrigues, Margarida Garcia)
  • Rumeur (2004, Creative Sources, CS 010)
  • Istmo (2005, Creative Sources, CS 023) (w/ Ferran Fages, Ruth Barberán)
  • Diafon (2005, Creative Sources, CS 041) (w/Barry Weisblat, Ernesto Rodrigues)
  • Octante (2005, L'innomable, --) (w/ Ruth Barberán, Ferran Fages, Margarida Garcia)
  • Aérea (2005, Creative Sources, CS 050) (w/ Ruth Barberán)
  • Stylt (2005, absurd, #52)
  • Z = 78 (Pt : 195.09) (2006, Audiobot, BOT 161)
  • Semisferi (2006, Esquilo, ES006) (w/Ferran Fages, Ruth Barberán)
  • Allotropie (2007, Bourbaki Records, --)
  • Anatomy Of Inner Place (2007, Monotype Records / Astipalea, mono016 /ast#0029)
  • Ductile (2008, A Question Of Re_Entry/Organized Music From Thessaloniki, #8/#3) (w/ Pascal Battus)
  • Centre Of Mass (2008, Another Timbre, at-b01)
  • Clair De Bee / Springwork #1 (2008, Compost And Height, C&H003) (w/ Lee Patterson)
  • Lúnula (2009, Another Timbre, at17) (as Octante, w/ Ruth Barberán, Ferran Fages, Margardida Garcia)
  • Cinq Bruissements / For Solo Accordion (2010, No Fun Productions, NFP44)
  • Aura (2010, Etude Records, Etude 021)
  • NYX (2010, Entr'acte, E92)
  • Frêle À Vide (2011, Contour Editions, ce.cd_0002) (w/ Ben Owen)
  • Umbralia (2011, Triple Bath, TRB.031)
  • A Theory Of Possible Utterance (2011, Zeromoon, ZERO 125) (w/ Tim Olive)
  • Winter (2011, Copy For Your Records, CFYR009) (w/ Wade Matthews)
  • Fêlure (2012, Organized Music From Thessaloniki, t18) (w/ Pascal Battus) 
  • 33 Bays (2012, 845 Audio, 845-1) (w/ Tim Olive)
  • Contour (2014, Mikroton Recordings, mikroton cd 32) (w/ Keith Rowe, Ilia Belorukov, Kurt Liedwart)
  • Insula (2014, Entr'acte, E174)
  • Aspis (2014, Geräuschmanufaktur, GM#32)
  • Ate Gena (2015, Geräuschmanufaktur, GM#) (w/ Miguel A. García)
  • UM EM UM (2015, Monotype Records, mono090) 
  • Anima (2015, Lenka lente, lkl-eb1) 
  • Trois Replis De Solitude Et Un Oubli (2016, Rhizome.s, Rhizome.s 12)

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    Appears on:

    • Superelvis - Structural Package Designs (1999, Hazard Records, HR002) (w/ Meteo Giráldez, Raimon Aymerich)   
    • John Cage - Cartridge Music (2013, Another Timbre, at57) (w/ Stephen Cornford, Robert Curgenven, Ferran Fages, Patrick Farmer, Daniel Jones, Lee Pattterson)
    • Nzʉmbe - Titubeo (2015, Organized Music From Thessaloniki, t28)

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    Tracks appear on:

    • Slack(ness) (2002, L'ovni Tendre, ovni-02)
    • I’ve Never Thought You Would Had Done It... (A Wedding Compilation) (2002, Rossbin, --)
    • VV.AA. - From : / To : (2003, A Bruit Secret / Fragment / Hibari Music / Pricilia Records / Vert Pituite, ABS201 / fragm 003 / hibari-04 / P:REC 020 / vp0302) track: Janome
    • VV.AA. - G(noise) (2003, L'ovni Tendre, ovni-03)
    • VV.AA. - 4 pistes (2004, Bourbaki-L'ovni Tendre, Bkov-01)
    • VV.AA. - Atlantic Waves 2006: The Wire Sampler (2006, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, CGFCD106-2) track: Umbral
    • VV.AA. - Deconstructive Music (2007, more mars team, mm03) track: / I \
    • VV.AA. - V-p V-f Is V-n (2008, Winds Measure Recordings, wm10) track: Élytres
    • VV.AA. - V-p V-f Is V-n (2010, Winds Measure Recordings, wm20) track: Weightlessness

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    As 300 Basses (w/ Jonas Kocher, Luca Venitucci)
    • Sei Ritornelli (2012, Potlatch, P212)
    • Tria Atoma (2015, Moving Furniture Records, MFR027) 

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    As Astero (w/ Juan Matos Capote)
    • Nadir (2012, Agxivatein, #9)

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    As Atolón (w/ Ferran Fages, Ruth Barberán)
    • Concret (2012, Intonema, int004)
    • Public Private (2013, Another Timbre, at59) (w/ Chip Shop Music)

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     As BLAAST (w/ Lali Barrière)

    • From One Coordinate To Uncoordination (2015, caduc., CA 08)
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    As Cremaster (w/ Ferran Fages):
    • Oompfsquawk (2001, Self edition)
    • Flysch (2002, G3G Records, G3C1)
    • Infra (2003, Antifrost, afro2015)
    • 23 November 2002 (2003, Sound 323, 323[3])
    • 32,41 n/m² (2003, absurd, #32)
    • VV.AA. - Void / Full (2003, Antifrost, afro2019/2020)
    • Barcelona (2006, Audibot, BOT 155) (w/ Mattin)
    • Noranta Graus A L'Esquerra (2009, Monotype Records, mono026)
    • Igneo (2010, Cathnor, CV008)
    • Live At Audiograft (2012, Consumer Waste, cw06)
    • Split (2012, Monotype Records, monosp001) (w/ Komora A)
    • Pluie Fine (2012, Potlatch, P312) (w/ Angharad Davies) 
    • Isotopic (2016, Confront Recordings, CCS59) (w/ Sophie Agnel)

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      As I Treni Inerti (w/ Ruth Barberán):


      • Ura (2003, Creative Sources, CS 006)
      • Aérea (2005, Creative Sources, CS 050)
      • Luz Azul (2012, Flexion Records, flex_002)

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      As Neumática (w/ Pablo Rega):

      • Alud (2006, Creative Sources, CS 070)

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      Links:

      Alfredo Costa Monteiro
      Cremaster
      Etude

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