We are very happy to announce that the latest Corvo LP
“GILLES AUBRY — And Who Sees The Mystery?”
is finally out!!
Here’s the release event!
12 January 2017
19:00 – Doors
20:00 – Record presentation, live performance by Gilles Aubry, film screening and discussion
Echo Bücher — Bookstore for contemporary music, sound and club culture
Grüntaler Strasse 9
Gilles Aubry’s new record on Corvo is based on sound check situations recorded in Morocco between 2013 and 2014. The piece is a sonic exploration of Berber-Amazigh voices and instruments, rhythms and spaces. Using his microphone as a sound processing device Aubry further manipulates his field recordings through performative feedback techniques, creating an abstract composition. Limited to 300 numbered copies, the LP includes a gatefold cover with a silkscreen printed sleeve. For more info and sound excerpts please visit :
The film “and who sees the mystery” (2014, 30′) is the output of a research residency by Gilles Aubry and Zouheir Atbane in Tafraout, a village where Paul Bowles recorded an ‘Ahwach’ music performance in 1959. In collaboration with local musicians the artists deliver an interpretation of the return of these music recordings to their original location, including the documentation of listening sessions, discussions and musical practice.
Gilles Aubry is a sound artist and researcher living in Berlin. Based on an auditory approach of the real, his work is informed by researches on material, historical and cultural aspects of sound and listening. He uses field recordings, voices, music and sound archives to create live performances, installations and movies. He recently won the European Sound Art Prize 2016 awarded by the Skulpturenmuseum Marl and the WDR3 Radio station.
“Far from an ethnographic account, his composition is an abstract sonic exploration of traditional instruments, rhythms and spaces. It also features a poetic text in Amazigh language by Farid Zalhoud, “Tribute to the Ear”, commissioned especially for the project.”