1. Oren Ambarchi - Excerpt of "Knots" - Unsound Festival NY 2014


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    The US premiere of Oren Ambarchi's "Knots". Live at Issue Project Room as part of UNSOUND Festival NY, April 2014. With Sinfonietta Cracovia players, Oren Ambarchi, guitar; Joe Talia, drums, Crys Cole, contact mics & spring; James Rushford, viola & conductor; Erkki Veltheim, violin; Judith Hamann, cello. Link to program: http://issueprojectroom.org/program/unsound-festival-ny-2014

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    • A Winged Victory for the Sullen live in Krakow, Poland w/ Sinfonietta Cracovia


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      A Winged Victory For The Sullen | Directed by ZFCL Tempel Synagogue, Kraków Unsound Festival 2011

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      • A Winged Victory For The Sullen – Steep Hills Of Vicodin Tears (Live at Tempel Synagogue Kraków)


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        A Winged Victory For The Sullen performing 'Steep Hills Of Vicodin Tears' live with Kraków's royal orchestra Sinfonietta Cracovia at Tempel Synagogue in Kraków on October 16, 2011 as part of Unsound Festival 2011. Directed by ZFCL. OWN THE ALBUM on Erased Tapes (CD/LP/DL): erasedtapes.com/store/index/ERATP032 HEAR THE ALBUM VERSION on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/erasedtapes/a-winged-victory-for-the LIKE IT on Facebook: facebook.com/awvfts | facebook.com/erasedtapes UPCOMING TOUR DATES: 18/03/12 : Eco Festival @ Matadero – Madrid (ES) 19/03/12 : Le Ciminiere – Catania (IT) 20/03/12: Teatro Dante – Palermo (IT) 10/04/12 : Palace - St Gallen (CH) 11/04/12 : Werkstatt – Chur (CH) 12/04/12 : Kill Your Pop Festival @ Hotel De Vogue – Dijon (FR) 13/04/12 : Le Ciel – Grenoble (FR) 14/04/12 : C-Mine Jazz / C-Mine – Genk (BE) 15/04/12 : L´Aeronef – Lille (FR) 16/04/12 : Cafe De La Danse – Paris (FR) 11/05/12 : Great Escape Festival @ St. Mary's Church – Brighton (UK) Erased Tapes 5th Anniversary Night 31/05/12 : AB – Brussels (BE) Erased Tapes 5th Anniversary Night 12/08/12 : Flow Festival @ Parrukatu – Helsinki (FI) READ ABOUT IT: 'GEM' ★★★★ MOJO | 'TRIUMPH' ★★★★ UNCUT | 'VICTORIOUS' – GUARDIAN | 'A VICTORY' – BBC MUSIC 'CELESTIAL' 9/10 – DROWNED IN SOUND | 'OTHERWORLDLY' 7.3 – PITCHFORK | 'SUBLIME' – EXCLAIM ★★★★ SPIEGEL | 'EIN TRIUMPH' – DE:BUG | ★★★★ DE MORGEN | 'EEN PAREL' – FOCUS KNACK | 'PRACHTPLAAT' – GONZO CONTENT: ‘A Winged Victory For The Sullen’ is the first installment of the new collaboration between Stars Of The Lid founder Adam Wiltzie and L.A. composer Dustin O’Halloran. The duo agreed to leave the comfort zone of their home studios and develop the recordings with the help of large acoustic spaces, hunting down a selection of 9ft grand pianos that had the ability to deliver extreme sonic low end. Other traditional instrumentation was used including string quartet, French horn, and bassoon, but always juxtaposed is the sound of drifting guitar washed melodies. The recordings began with one late night session in the famed Grunewald Church in Berlin on a 1950s imperial Bösendorfer piano and strings were added in the historic East Berlin DDR radio studios along the River Spree. One last session on a handmade Fazioli piano in a private studio on the Northern cusp of Italy, before the final mixes took place in a 17th century villa near Ferrara with the assistance of Francesco Donadello. All songs were then processed completely analogue straight to magnetic tape. Their secret to harvesting new melodic structures from the thin air of existence was for the duo to push themselves to dangerous territory, realising that clear thinking at the wrong moment could stifle the compositions. The final result is seven landscapes of harmonic ingemination. In ‘Requiem For The Static King Part One’ – created in memory of the untimely passing of Mark Linkous – they have taken the age-old idea of a string quartet and then shot it out of a cannon to reveal exquisite new levels of sonic bliss. Of the 13 minute track ‘Symphony Pathétique’, Wiltzie says ‘after almost 20 years of struggling to create interesting ambient drone music, I feel like I have finally figured out what I am doing’. Notable guest musicians include Icelandic cellist Hildur Gudnadottir, as well as Erased Tapes label comrade Peter Broderick on violin. A Winged Victory For The Sullen is not a side project – it is the future of the late night record you have always dreamed of. CONTEXT: On May 24th 2007, in Bologna, Italy, Adam was on tour and playing with the late Mark Linkous & his beloved Sparklehorse, on what would be their final European tour. That night Adam invited friend and colleague Francesco Donadello to see the concert, and Francesco's guest this evening was composer Dustin O'Halloran (Sofia Coppola’s ‘Marie Antoinette’ O.S.T.). Through a strange twist of backstage conversations surrounding passport cache conundrums, and love of Italian gastronomy, a curious friendship began that now has brought forth an offspring of truly curative compositions for the world to savour.

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        • Lichtspiel Mutation 1: Whitechapel - Marcus Fjellström


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          Commissioned for the Unsound Festival 2010, Lichtspiel Mutation 1 is the first part of a planned series of audiovisual music drama pieces, closely resembling the silent film performances of cinema’s infancy. The underlying idea behind the Lichtspiel Mutation series is to use old films in the ‘public domain’ as raw material, to be de- and reconstructed into new pieces of experimental music drama. The original film constitutes the seed of its own rebirth; themes, arch and narrative from the film are kept intact, as well as actual moving image material, but ‘remixed’ into a completely new form; a poetic visual/musical work that conceptually shares similarities with opera and/or ballet, but becomes something completely different altogether. This first work in the series is based on Hugo Fregonese’s 1953 film “Man in the Attic”, a Jack the Ripper narrative. Lichtspiel Mutation 1 opened the Unsound Festival in Kraków, Poland in october 2010, featuring an expanded 45-piece Sinfonietta Cracovia and a guest appearance by fellow Miasmah artist Elegi (Tommy Jansen) on live electronics. This version is based on a recording of the rehearsal session with the Sinfonietta Cracovia (conducted by Daníel Bjarnason), and is edited together with an electronic music track that slightly differs from the one used at the 2010 premiere in Kraków (the most significant difference being the omission of Elegi's live electronics).

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          • Ben Frost & Daníel Bjarnason : "Reyja"


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            SÓLARIS, the stunning collaboration between Ben Frost and Daníel Bjarnason featuring Sinfonietta Cracovia, is now out on Bedroom Community. For a free download of this song and to purchase the album go here: http://danielbjarnason.bandcamp.com/album/s-laris http://bedroomcommunity.net/ Video shot and edited by Krzysiek Rosa. SÓLARIS is a concept by Mat Schulz, commissioned and produced by Mat Schulz and Gosia Plysa for Unsound Festival/Fundacja Tone, Krakow, Poland. Assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Made possible with the support of “I, CULTURE” - The International Cultural Programe of the Polish EU Presidency, Co-Ordinated by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Poland - and S.T.E.F, Iceland. Daníel's next album Over Light Earth is due to be released on the 30th September 2013. It is currently available for pre-order now via his bandcamp page: http://danielbjarnason.bandcamp.com/album/over-light-earth

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