New album out on Bandcamp! Compositions with pure tones

A series of very abstract compositions, for which the source material was generated through additive synthesis with pure sine tones. The pitch, envelope and volume of 100 oscillators was controlled via algorithms to create a wide variety of sounds and sonic evolutions. A selection of those sounds was then further processed and combined in several layers in a more intuitive way.

Best listened to on good quality speakers or headphones on moderate volume. Contains a lot very high and low frequencies which will not reproduce correctly on cheap speakers like the ones builtin in laptops or smartphones.

Myoelastic

Françoise Vanhecke performing Myoelastic, the piece i wrote for her of for ISFV soprano and electronics.

In the piece ‘Myoelastic’, written for an dedicated to Françoise Vanhecke, i tried to explore all possibilities of her ISFV singing technique, along with all kind of other sounds the voice can produce.
The piece starts out with natural breath sounds, which gradually become voiced and finally evolve a ISFV ‘muliphonic’ sound. In the next passage, rhythmic tongue clicking is alternated with different kinds of inhaling techniques, varying from pure sounds to multiphonics and heavily distorted sounds, also making gradual transitions in between them.
Next comes a passage with continuous fast arpeggio’s, alternating between normal and inhaling singing as a vocal alternative to circular breathing.
The piece ends with bocca chiusa inhaling chromatic descending lines, fading out into silence

50 years of Logos

The LP/book ’50 years of Logos’ was published on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Stichting Logos. The book contains contributions by authors who reflect on their experiences with Logos. The LP contains recordings of various artists who are or have been active within Logos.

Authors: Jean Paul Van Bendegem, Warren Burt, Moniek Darge, Laura Maes, Dirk Moelants, Douglas Quin, Jacques Rémus

Composers on the LP: Attr-X, Kris De Baerdemacker, Moniek Darge, Kristof Lauwers, Logos Duo, Logos Ensemble, Logos Women, Laura Maes, Godfried-Willem Raes, Xavier Verhelst

More information and ordering details: https://logosfoundation.org/50jaarlogos/index-Eng.html

A piece for an environment

‘A piece for an environment’, is a performance that incorporates the environmental sounds of the place where it is performed. Six microphones are spread over the place and pick up the sounds of traffic, passers-by, nature or industrial activities. Those sounds are electronically processed (in Pure Data), and the processed sounds are distributed over six speakers placed around the audience. The musicians move around in the space while playing, and also their sounds are processed in different ways, dependent on the place where they are playing.

A recording of the premiere at DOK, Ghent, Belgium, July 3rd 2018 with Kristof Lauwers, Hans Roels, Stefaan Smagghe and Thomas Van den Eynde:

Some pictures by Rafaël De Bruyne:
A piece for an environment - pictures by Rafael de Bruyne