Excited to have a track selected for this compilation which is released today. SYNTHESIS VOL. 2 is an International compilation of intelligent works produced by professional sound artists and musicians from South Korea, Uruguay, Ireland, Venezuela, Greece, Belgium, Brazil, Sweden, France, Poland, Mexico, Denmark, Israel, the UK, Colombia, Italy and the US. A big thanks to Vero Mota & Urban Arts Berlin for the time and effort taken to organise and release this. Listen, enjoy, buy and share. Cover image by Daniel Palacios
Today see’s the latest release from Myself (as Stan Tropic) & my good friend and production partner, Boogiemann. It Features 2 tracks of nu-disco/deep house/re-edit grooviness. Released on Kolour Recordings it’s available to buy on Traxsource and Junodownload. Expect more releases from Stan Tropic and Boogiemann over the next few months.
My current creative output and practice have 2 important points of origin. The first came about from a technical concern the second as an aesthetic development, derived over many years. For a number of years I have been exploring methods of live performance of electronically generated music. This was not specific to any genre; I was more interested in creating a situation where I could create an engaging experience for both performer and listener. It should be satisfying in both terms of sonic output but also in the level of interaction and control offered by the technology in directing this output. I was not just interested in representing recorded material, I wanted to be able to create, transform, direct, and be directed by the sound. In this way there is a communal enjoyment for both performer and listener, with a shared sonic experience neither have heard in exactly the same format as before. As this technical development continued it took the form of a custom instrument designed in software and a method of controlling this using perceptual mapping and a hardware interface. In developing this work I have come to anthropomorphise the technology, viewing it as an extension of my thoughts and engaging in a dialogue with me in attempting to achieve our goals. Developing the software and hardware instruments became part of the composition with the aesthetics intertwined within them. Therefore all areas overlap; there is not a concrete division between idea, process, and output. Continue reading “Introducing New Release – Shards”
I don’t update this blog as much as I should so this post is part news part general update. So far I have used this blog for displaying my the work I have been involved with for the last couple of years. For the most part this has been related to the development, performance and presentation of my solo project which I would generally categorize as being related to improvised performance/real-time composition with musical references relating to electro-acoustic, musique concrète, and soundscapes/acoustic ecology. I have also being involved in other projects over the years, coming from quite a different area. Continue reading “New release, New Persona, New Label”