Archive for October, 2008

Ghost of a Bird selected for FrammentAzioni

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

An excerpt from the piece Ghost of a Bird has been selected as part of the FrammentAzioni project, presented by TEM – Tuakay Edizioni Musicali.

“The selected compositions will be played continuously in sequence at a concert during the Contemporanea Festival in October in Udine (Italy) and broadcast from Taukay Web Radio, the first Italian web radio station dedicated entirely to contemporary music.
A video recording of the concert is also scheduled. Over the sequence, the dance company “Arearea” will present an expressly dedicated choreography.

The idea underlying this project has a broad international perspective. It is based on the idea that brief “fragments” of sound can be edited together to accompany movements, “actions”, in a continuum where chance is able to construct a fascinating audio-visual sequence.
Using the internet, artists were asked to send pieces of no more than 60 seconds in length to Taukay Edizioni Musicali, in order to participate in a kind of collective musical composition.
The time limit was a substantial challenge for the participants, calling for an essential nature which required complete control of the sonic events in the search for the heart of the music.
The result is a phenomenal and multi-faceted compositional whole, made up of 61 compositions chosen from 716 works submitted from 34 countries, to which the contemporary dance company “Arearea” has added the expression of movement.”

The full 1 hour video of the performance can be downloaded for free from here.

Ghost of a Bird excerpt:

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Glissen featured on DEAF 2008 CD

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

The Eagle and the Craneman by Glissen has been featured on the DEAF double CD compilation.

deaf08 cd wallet

“A definitive sampler of the very best in experimental electronic music produced by Irish-based artists today, this joint initiative between Culture Ireland and DEAF features contributions from established names and newcomers alike, including Nurse With Wound, David Donohoe, Roger Doyle, Rollers/Sparkers, 16Hz, Legion of Two, Karl Him and Fovea Hex – alongside many others.

With over 500 submissions, we were delighted to find ourselves spoiled for choice when it came to making a final selection. The 35 pieces offered here range from spoken-word/soundtrack works to the latest in home-grown dubstep, techno and acoustic/electronic hybrids, with the evident quality overall testifying to the increasing maturity of Irish-based artists, and suggesting a confidence and breadth of vision that promises many exciting new developments in the near future.

The limited edition CDs will be available free inside this years DEAF printed programme which will be available initially at the DEAF launch party on Fri 3rd Oct at the Sugar Club, then afterwards in selected record shops around the city such as Tower Records on Wicklow St, Road Records on Fade Street, City Discs – the Granary in Temple Bar & Spindizzy in Georges St Arcade”.

Glissen – The Eagle and the Craneman

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DEAF 2008.
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Relay: A Dialogue Between Sound Artists

Friday, October 24th, 2008

“Commissioned by the Model Arts and Niland Gallery as part of model::offsite, Relay is an online music project curated by musician John Lambert (aka Chequerboard). Lambert will invite a selection of irish and international sound artists and musicians to contribute to Relay over the duration of the project. He will record an initial sound work and then relay this piece to the first contributor. Each work will be published online as it is completed, and this page will map the path of this dialogue of ideas between artists.”

Relay: A Dialogue Between Sound Artists

1. Chequerboard / Download
2. Jimmy Behan / Download
<a href="">Relay by Jimmy Behan</a> (4:18)
3. Loscil / Download
4. Hulk / Download
5. Polly Fibre / Download

more artists to follow…

In The Sudden Distance EP (free download from

Friday, October 24th, 2008

The 5 track In The Sudden Distance EP is out now on the Zymogen netlabel.

As with all Zymogen releases, it is available as a free download in high quality Mp3 (320kbps) and lossless FLAC.

It is also available in a range of other high quality formats from Bandcamp for a minimum donation of $2.50.

<a href="">Box of Broken Things by Jimmy Behan</a>

1. Box of Broken Things
2. Embers
3. Cathedral
4. Downpour
5. From a Height

© Jimmy Behan
© Zymogen
Cover photo by Laurent Batailley.

Released under a Creative Commons license.

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