Pepite 34 - Tips from Cronica

Season Two


Some call it sound-art, new music, research sounds, acoustic experimentations or liminal sounds, we just call them Pepite, golden nuggets: tips on sound research, precious bits of our programming. Each week we select few Pepite and highlight them into our free from streaming.

This week sounds we're going back to Crònica and we go deep into Test Tube's sounds. We selected some of their latest releases, projects we loved and that fascinated us; sounds that from today are rolling into Radio Papesse's streaming too.

Strings - by Stephan Mathieu and David Maranha

Here it is how this piece is described at Crònica's: it documents the long awaited first encounter of David Maranha and Stephan Mathieu, taking place in the Tennis Court of the Parque de Serralves, in Porto. Having discussed in advance which instruments, tuning and notes to use, the piece was accomplished as an improvisation on the violin, shruti-box and virginals, reflecting both players love for classic minimalism, but also their ability to transform this language and make it their own. The acoustic instruments were amplified through a quadrophonic system to captivating volume, that nevertheless allowed environmental sounds to permeate.


Boulders and the sense of scale Outnumbered by nature - by Brian Ruskin, PhD. [Mental Health Consumer]

Brian Ruskin Ph.D went to the wild west (Wyoming), recorded a lot of field recordings and went back home with inspiration to tell new stories. So the stories about the places and people that Brian experienced fueled this collection of songs. The album WYO takes us all on this musical journey full of cowboys and indians, coyotes and rattlesnakes, boulders and trees, creeks and canyons, blazing days and stormy nights, rodeos and campings, and deserted landscapes...


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