Just in and out this week, a new CD recorded with the Auris Trio (Christopher Preissing, Julia Miller, and me) and renowned the San Francisco percussionist Gino Robair. Purchase yours on Public Eyesore or download a free MP3 version from the Pan Y Rosas netlabel.
The CD (PE 125) feature duos and quartets with the members of the Auris Trio and Gino Robair, six tracks in all, recorded at ESS in 2010 by Alex Inglizian. It was exquisitely mastered by Neil Jendon. The artwork features an intaglio print I made in the 1970s. Lou Mallozzi wrote the album notes and Christopher Preissing designed the album art.
Eric Leonardson – springboard, electronics
Julia Miller – guitar, electronics
Christopher Preissing – flute, electronics
Gino Robair – percussion, electronics
If you’ve never experienced our music live, this it the next best thing. Check back on this “what’s new” blog or sign up for my email list to receive news about a future CD release concert in 2014.
Blondena Music has released the live recording of the first concert of original music performed on original instruments at the Racine Art Museum, by Hal Rammel, Wilhelm Matthies, the Kenosha FreeGagaku Ensemble, and myself.
Download or stream the recordings and see photos of the instruments and performers here on Blondena Music.
Lou Mallozzi and I wrote an article about the conference, subsequently published in the New Art Examiner, then the Midwest’s premiere regional arts journal. NAE was based in Chicago, publishing from 1973 to 2002.
In October I began serving as the Vice President of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology. In 2012 I expect to become President replacing fellow WFAE members Nigel Frayne and Hill Kobayashi. Visit my Articles & Reviews page to find other writings of mine.
9–10 a.m. (PST) Wednesday, August 10, 2011 the Seattle Phonographers Union (Steve Peters, Dale Lloyd, Perri Lynch, and Steve Barsotti) performed on Weekday, and talked with radio host Steve Scher, on Seattle’s KUOW to discuss the Sounds of Summer.
Some of my summertime sounds from Chicago were also featured on the show.
Here are eight summer sounds I recorded, from which KUOW selected for the show, and here for you to hear in their entirety:
| Squirrel and cicada 2011 | Eric Leonardson
| Thunderstorm and torrential downpour 2011 | Eric Leonardson
| Fourth of July Chicago 2010 | Eric Leonardson
| Hailstorm June 30 2011 | Eric Leonardson
| hot_coals100530_03 2010 | Eric Leonardson
| ice cream truck 2010 | Eric Leonardson
| jetflyover-cicadas-AC 2010 | Eric Leonardson
| Landscaping crew mowing lawn leaf-blowers 2011 | Eric Leonardson
My work, titled “Feedback.mono” is on Explorations in Sound, Volume 4,The Sound of Live Performance, a net label release curated by Furthernoise editor Roger Mills. The release is a 23 track compilation of noisemakers responding to the theme of the incidental and unexpected audio consequences of live performance, and is free to download with printed sleeve from the February/March 2011 issue of Furthernoise.org.
This compilation on The Sound of Live Performance assembles those “sound failures, the misassigned patch, unintended playing outcomes, FX overloads, calibrations and pinnacles of performative exploration” that offer sources for eclectic new material.
Kuro Neko Music has released a recorded live performance of Fred Lonberg-Holm’s “Lightbox Orchestra” at the Elastic Arts Foundation, in Chicago. I performed in the orchestra along with…
Fred Lonberg-Holm – lightbox operator
Todd A. Carter – electronics
Michael Colligan – dry ice and implements
Rob Drinkwater – electronics
Abe Gibson – guitar and electronics
Brian Labycz – electronics
Frank Rosaly – percussion and electronics
Vadim Sprikut – electronics
Aaron Zarzutzki – snare drum