December 25, 2016


Places and situations



IHab122
. SM MILLIGAN - The fortification of ears


Using intuitive composition, field recordings, turntables, tape and analogue samplers, I have been exploring my enjoyment of detail, simplicity and emotive responses to places and situations through sound for 3 decades now.
-SM Milligan

Relative proportions of source material



IHab121
. ALEXANDER BAKER - Whale cures on the thorn tree


Field recordings [found sounds] [[broken instruments]]

NYC



IHab120
. GREGORY KRAMER - Lobbies


Lobbies are often overlooked spaces. They are a buffer between the outside world, a first impression, a receiving area and also the first line of defense from potential intruders.
These binaural pieces are a captured slice of time, preserving evidence of ghosts - people and machines who will pass on. They are archived and also, their own entity.
The recordings are from the lobbies of New York City landmark buildings (e.g. Chrysler Building, Empire State Building, Trump Tower, Plaza Hotel, Flatiron Building, though not necessarily in that order).

Everyday life



IHab119
. DOMINIC RAZLAFF - Places


I take along my little Zoom in my everyday life, and if there is a place which sounds good for me, I record it. The first 3 pieces were recorded in my hometown, and the 4th in Hannover was in a demonstration against TTIP & CETA.

August 03, 2016


4 performers



IHabP001
. CRISTIÁN ALVEAR, SANTIAGO ASTABURUAGA, GUDINNI CORTINA and ROLANDO HERNÁNDEZ
Perform LO WIE compositions
Cloud scissors / 4 performers


This release marks the first of a series of live performances that Impulsive Habitat looks to publish as Impulsive Habitat Performances.

Left / Right



IHab118
. DARIUS CIUTA, PHILIPPE LAMY - V


In this interesting release the artists explore a collaboration method where each artist work on an independent channel
creating an interesting spatial experience.

Shipibo



IHab117
. XARENI LIZÁRRAGA - Pasto# 1


Pasto# 1 is an intangible sound exploration the result of an intense life experience with a Shipibo family in the Peruvian
Amazon. pasto #1 is born out of great patience, strength and love; a journey by foot amongst the trees and immense puddles guided by Olivia, our Shipibo grandmother. I came nearer and nearer to the intense and vital sounds of varying tonalities as we approached pasto #1.

Multilevel dissemination



IHab116
. BUDHADITYA CHATTOPADHYAY
Wandering shadows of sound


Open to multiple interpretations and multilevel dissemination, this release can be treated as a repository of source materials that can be bent and remixed and/or recombined into new sound pieces at any time and whenever desired by any user/listener/artist who downloads or streams these auditory fragments. Conversely, by the logic of dissemination under a title, this release can also be considered a complete and autonomous work in itself.

Togari summerscapes



IHab115
. DARREN McCLURE - Togari summerscapes


Togari is a rural area in the mountains of Nagano, Japan.
I spent time there in the summer of 2015 collecting recordings.
Togari summerscapes is the product of those recordings, representing the sounds of summer by day and by night.

78:32



IHab114
. GABI LOSONCY - 16f


Gabi Losoncy is a young and intriguing new voice in sound art, who has already gained important recognition. Her very peronal approach to sound work puts in question the practice of recording environmental sounds with very fortunate results.

January 20, 2016


Introspection



IHab113
. PABLO RECHE - Autista


Pablo Reche returns to Impulsive Habitat with a release composed with field recordings from urban areas and contact-microphones material captured in studio. The artist wanted to explore these sorts of recordings as raw material to construct a brand new acoustic world that can only be possible in his imagination.

No treatment



IHab112
. BRUNO DUPLANT - (You are here) Somewhere


'(You are here) Somewhere' presents a universe of field recordings that were bizarrely and magnificently put together by Duplant, where harshness and gentleness fluctuate inducing the listener into a journey where he is submerged in a torrent of powerful emotions, reverberations and causalities.

Eastbourne



IHab111
. DALLAS SIMPSON - The Holy Well Suite


This work consists of a delicate improvisation on the shore in the vicinity of The Holy Well - a point at which fresh water emerges from the chalk cliffs onto the beach next to a wooden
groin, which is also featured in the improvisation. This is a delicate and respectful improvisation using footsteps, found stones, a limpet shell, various seaweeds and water.

Human activity



IHab110
. SLO-BLO (Lorsen Lo) - Activité Humaine Vol.1


Slo-Blo is a project of Belgium artists Lorsen Lo that presents a series of recordings captured on particular conditions where we can listen human activity of different kinds. The sound of machines and voices transport the listener to amazing cenarios of beautiful resonances and thought provoking rhythmic patterns.

South African wilderness



IHab109
. JEREMY HEGGE, PETER TERNER
All Hid In The Lowveld


The visual and sonic landscape of Mmabolela Reserve is one of great contrasts. It is a place where deep, subtle quiet can be found in the sparsely wooded savannah within the heat of the day, where dense chorus's of life can be heard by the comparatively lush gallery forests of tall Acacia trees and Date Palms by the Limpopo River or by the waterholes that become oases in the arid environment, where birds and insects and frogs make sounds almost unfathomable to the human mind.

September 09, 2015


Lethargy



IHab108
. DAVID VÉLEZ - Letargo


Letargo (lethargy) is a sound piece that consists of five fragments of field recordings captured in the amazon jungle on July of 2015 in Brazil and Colombia. The material was recorded in locations close to creeks and ponds during different times of the day/night centering on sounds produced by birds, monkeys and frogs. Each fragment was equalized individually in order to focus on the sonorities produced by some of these animals.

The tension and the noise



IHab107
. JOSÉ SOBERANES - Zipach


Zipach es una obra compuesta con paisajes sonoros de tres locaciones, involucrando sonidos aleatorios y añadiendo distintas formas de comunicación orgánica. Estas grabaciones involucran al golfo de México, el Océano Pacífico y el Caribe. En estos sitios donde pasé días de asueto, tomando registro e ideando una narrativa para jugar con el tiempo, espacio e inyectar situaciones que empujen al sigilo, la tensión y el ruido.

Compuesta, escrita y grabada en invierno del 2014 y primavera del 2015 por José Soberanes.

Audible views



IHab106
. CHRIS LYNN - The rain that fell


The Rain that Fell continues the ongoing exploration of sound and image in urban and rural landscapes. These audible views reflect isolated moments (occasions) within a larger frame. The recordings vary from the banks of the Yangtze River to college classrooms.

Baobab



IHab105
. JEAN-BAPTISTE MASSON - A baobab in the bush


Night and day under and near a baobab in the south african bush, Limpopo state, Mmabolela reserve.

1 Night in the open land
Mmabolela reserve, around 1AM. The mics are inside a small group of bushes, in the open land behind the baobab.

1 Dawn at the water hole
A water hole lies at a hundred meters from the baobab. It's 5AM and a small group of deers comes to vent their thirst. As the sun is appearing above the horizon, swarm of birds are flying by. Some come to the water, while cicadas wake up. I grab the mics at 7AM, the sun is already high and the temperature is increasing.

2 The baobab
A typical hot and sunny november afternoon under the baobab of Tuli. Groups of birds are playing around the mics, and a probable coqui francolin comes to feed just in front of them. The cicadas chorus resonates and turns all around, before a solitary bird takes over.

This recordings have been made during the first Sonic Mmabolela, a residency/workshop organized by Francisco Lopez and James Webb. Many thanks to them.

Sequel



IHab104
. CHRIS SILVER T
Salty spots II
(Ionian sea wind door dream)

Like a criminal returning to the scene of the crime, I felt compelled to go back once more to the place where, a year before, I had first attempted to record the feelings my memories stirred inside me. Perhaps it was because at the time I had disregarded the sounds of the children playing, their parents’ voices, or the cavorting breezes of the Ionian Sea, and the free rhythmic patterns they created as they danced around the objects they found in their way.

Recorded at the harbour of Aghia Kyriaki, town of Filiatra, Messinia, Western Peloponnese, August 2014.

March 02, 2015


Chapter three



IHab103
. LUÍS ANTERO - O rio / The river, Vol. 3


A drone made of water. The sound of thunder over an end of Spring rain. An alarm clock set inside a modest house in an almost deserted village. There are people, not seen. Not heard. This is a mountain river running through memory. I record the sounds, traveling companions of this journey, sheltering from
the rain, in the old village oil mill, now disabled. Below, the old water mill, unusable. On the streets there’s still no one. The rain is back and with it a storm.

January 16, 2015


Cathedral



IHab102
. SEBASTIANE HEGARTY - Rain choir


A site-specific sound installation created for the crypt of Winchester Cathedral, the rain choir, was composed of field-recordings taken from the guttering system of the building.
Added to these percussive voices are recordings of CO2 escaping from fragments of Cathedral limestone dissolving in acid.

December 03, 2014


43°05'33.9"N 12°34'48.5"E



IHab101
. ENRICO CONIGLIO - OlivElegy


Recordings made ​​at an olive oil mill site on the hills a few kilometers from the charming town of Assisi, Umbria (Italy). Special thanks to the nuns of Monastero Benedettino di Sant'Anna, Bastia Umbra, and Frantoio Le Vecchie Macine, Tordibetto. Coordinates are 43°05'33.9"N 12°34'48.5"E.

October 17, 2014


Hard-drive turntablism



IHab100
. YANN LEGUAY - unstatic


For Impulsive Habitat's 100th release we wanted to publish something slightly unusual for what the label is known for.

Through five years and ninety nine releases we have been making an effort to present a broad variety of approaches to the process of recording and capturing sounds, and this is exactly what we will continue doing.

Yann Leguay likes to wreck and explore different storage and reproduction sound devices. He pushes turntables, cd players and hard drives to their limits abusing them in a quest to produce sounds. 'unstatic' seems emphasized on textures, repetition and rhythm presenting loads of static and heavy loops that offer a strong contemplative and hypnotic experience to the listener.

Thanks to all the artists and listeners that have been part of the first 100 IH releases. Now back to work.

October 08, 2014


Obsolescence



IHab099
. SEI MILLIGAN - The last boat builders of Belfast


Whilst recording interviews for a BBC Radio Documentary, I became fascinated by the unique sonic resonances emitted from the place. The Boat Yard is nestled between the Sydenham Train station, Sydenham Bypass, the George Best City Airport, and the beautifully serene Victoria Park in East Belfast.

I decided to return and capture the sounds of the Boat Yard that evening.

August 06, 2014


A Year



IHab098
. LUDWIG BERGER
A year's hours behind my father's house


The material of this work is based on a static recording: I installed a microphone under the roof of my father's house in a small village in Alsace (France) for one year. Each day, I recorded one minute of sound on the hour at four different intervals: midnight, morning, noon and evening. I subsequently selected one recording per week for each of the intervals.

July 12, 2014


Artifacts



IHab097
. DAVID VÉLEZ - Quietud y movimiento


Movement, change, stillness, objects, environments, memory, capture.

June 29, 2014


Changeless



IHab096
. PEDRO CHAMBEL - Nothing ever happens

Chance music number 1

Recorded in November 2013.
Pedro Chambel – Electronics

June 07, 2014


...



IHab095
. DARIUS CIUTA - Zi - um ( r )


The artist did not provide any text.

May 20, 2014


Four embedded speakers



IHab094
. MARC BEHRENS - Recurrent


Recurrent was originally presented on March 7, 2011 as a sound installation in the Paiva River at Espiunca (Arouca municipality), Portugal (40° 59′37.14″N,8° 12′49.77″W) during the event “Paivascapes #1 – Paiva River Sound Festival”. The installation consisted of four speakers embedded in foam plastic shapes floating in the river and was the outcome of a residency at Binaural/Nodar (São Pedro do Sul municipality), Portugal. 

May 08, 2014


Sharing



IHab093
. MIGUEL ISAZA, MISE_EN_SCENE -Shay Nassi-
Selected fragments


Selected fragments is the result of a collaboration between Mise_En_Scene (Shay Nassi from Israel) and Miguel Isaza (Colombia), a work created from processing field recordings in an intuitive way, shaping a story between different sound fragments shared virtually between the two countries.

May 01, 2014


Environmental Studies



IHab092
. DALLAS SIMPSON - The South Downs


In this work I have brought together, through performance, elements of environmental, material, historic, cultural and symbolic significance on a number of different levels.
-Dallas Simpson

April 23, 2014


Hagia Kyriaki



IHab091
. CHRIS SILVER T - Salty spots


This recording took place during the summer of 2013 at Hagia Kyriaki of Filiatra, a small harbour on the west of the Peloponnese. The sounds of the sea crashing onto the rocks brought back memories of my childhood, when, as a little boy, I used to go on hikes there with my parents and relatives, foraging for salt, shellfish and seagreens. These are sounds that I will never forget for as long as I live, so it was inevitable that on revisiting that place, I would feel a strong urge to record and preserve them.

March 22, 2014


Patagónica



IHab090
. TOMÁS MIGUEL - Lobería vol. I


First volume in a series of recordings captured at La Lobería since 2010. La Lobería is a Patagonic beach where a large cliff divides the arid tableland from the Atlantic shore.

March 05, 2014


Submerged



IHab089
. JEPH JERMAN, TONY WHITEHEAD - Underwater


Improvisations with underwater natural objects. Recorded with JrF hydrophones in rock pools at Ness Beach and Dart River, Devon, UK and in small pools in a desert wash, Arizona. The final mixes were recorded onto a master tape, which was then submerged in Dart River for a period of time. What you hear is from that tape after it dried out.

February 20, 2014


A film that does not exist



IHab088
. LANCE AUSTIN OLSEN, PEDRO CHAMBEL,
BRUNO DUPLANT - Ce que la nuit ne dit pas


Initially a simple musical project attempt, the two proposed pieces were quickly transformed, obviously, in a soundtrack to a film that does not exist. Today, I believe, hang over both compositions the spectrum of a medium-length film from Andrei Tarkovsky or an animated film by David Lynch. Now up to you to affix/create your own images, real or imaginary.
-Bruno Duplant.

February 06, 2014


Environmental



IHab087
. MECHA / ORGA -Yiorgis Sakellariou- - 30:13


Environmental recordings and composition. Sonic material recorded in London throughout 2013. Additional sounds were recorded in Gdansk, Poland in June 2013 during the Sound Around residency project.
-Yiorgis Sakellariou

January 23, 2014


On-site testimonials



IHab086
. FRANCISCO MEIRINO - Knowing more how than why


Untreated recordings from on-site testimonials archives.
Assembled and mastered at Shiver Mobile 2013.
-Francisco Meirino

January 13, 2014


Field abuse



IHab085-1
. CLAUDIO CURCIOTTI
Field abuse Volume 1: Helicopters




IHab085-2
. CLAUDIO CURCIOTTI
Field abuse Volume 2: Muezzin / Imam


Claudio Curciotti presents a work splitted in two volumes where he explores his views of sound, culture and society with a series of vivid field recordings captured on very specific and revealing circumstances.

January 03, 2014


Uninterrupted



IHab084
. JUAN MANUEL CASTRILLO - Horizontales


It refers to those uninterrupted, continuous sounds coming from urban environments. Birds, covered wagons, horses and street peddler chantings with many others used to compound large cities sonic atmospheres before industrial development.
-Juan Manuel Castrillo






The fortification of ears
SM MILLIGAN
IHab122

Whale cures on the thorn tree
ALEXANDER BAKER
IHab121

Lobbies
GREGORY KRAMER
IHab120

Places
DOMINIC RAZLAFF
IHab119


n/a
n/a
IHab123


Cloud scissors / 4 performers
ALVEAR, ASTABURUAGA, CORTINA and HERNÁNDEZ perform LO WEI compositions
IHabP001

V
DARIUS CIUTA, PHILIPPE LAMY
IHab118

Pasto# 1
XARENI LIZÁRRAGA
IHab117

Wandering shadows of sound
BUDHADITYA CHATTOPADHYAY
IHab116

Togari summerscapes
DARREN McCLURE
IHab115

16f
GABI LOSONCY
IHab114
 
top

(cc) 2009 - 2016 IMPULSIVE HABITAT

ABOUTCONTACT USRELEASES HOME ARTISTS