Michael Begg and Marcus Fischer & Burke Jam each explore “Vanitas” (a symbolic work of art showing the transience of life, the futility of pleasure, and the certainty of death, often contrasting symbols of wealth and symbols of ephemerality and death) in their own way.
Dave Wesley breaks through the fourth wall with cinematic references in atypical dub-techno… while Dr.Nojoke also explores unbeaten tracks (with his bass guitar).
Two different projects that demonstrate that 1+1 = 3: Q3A by Sebastian & Daniel Selke, and Robert Heel‘s In Between.
“My place is placeless, a trace of the traceless. Neither body or soul.”
Michel Banabila does what he has wanted to do for a long time: releasing an ‘orchestral’ album merging an acoustic ensemble with samples and electronics.
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‘Eco-acoustician’ Matthew Burtner turns parts of the melting glaciers into instruments …. Saba Alizadeh merges his virtuoso kamancheh playing with cutting edge electronics
Acoustic ambient: Trio Ramberget creates music to fall asleep to with double bass, bass clarinet and trombone… Ian Vine‘s 24 Still Pieces can be played in any random sequence.
Corey Fuller’s ‘Break’ addresses ‘the universality of human struggle’ in a highly emotional album. Anonymous artist Glåsbird creates a soundtrack for an imaginary film about Greenland.
Hugh Marsh‘s Violinvocations shows his admiration for Jon Hassell *** Saffronkeira‘s Automatism is a ‘journey through the vastness of the unconscious’
‘Beautiful innocence’ of Chi Factory‘s Fourth World Music, and revived minimalism of Snow Palms.
‘Wise Words… Wild Words… D’You See’ – DreamScenes – March 2019
Memories of ‘Brutal London’ as remembered by Gideon Wolf (Tristan Shorr), and quiet ambient-post-rock from The Gentleman Losers to help wait for the season to change
“What place has no wind?”
Eraldo Bernocchi writes a soundtrack for a documentary about Cy Twombly * Martin Ptak depicts the flow of a river from its spring to its destination.
Juha-Matti Rautiainen‘s second album is dedicated “to those who carry humanity within their hearts in the middle of a conflict” – while Julie ‘Less Bells’ Carpenter finds her inspiration in the quiet expanse of the Joshua Tree desert.
Short Scenes / With Voices – two examples of the versatility of Rutger ‘Machinefabriek’ Zuydervelt: working on improvised tracks recorded by violinist Anne Bakker as well as experimenting with various vocalists.
The first edition of this year’s DreamScenes series is a mixed bag of sounds – navigating from post-classical to analogue electronics and some things inbetween. And back again…
“For me, personally, a mix has the most impact when it feels like I’m watching a movie. With ups, downs, some drama, sentiment, moment of joy, climax and anticlimax. And yes: tension and release.”