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diane barbé // a conference of critters TAPE

diane barbé // a conference of critters TAPE

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Field recording artist diane barbé from Berlin, Germany will launch in October 2022 with an experimental label in Berlin.A limited edition cassette of 60 copies from Forms of Minutiae.

Includes 5 field recordings recorded in Nakhonchaisi District and Khao Sok National Park, Thailand. Comes with DL code.It is out of print.Here is her own explanation.

The page is crumpled, curled, and has been in the thick air for weeks, and the ink lines are a little smudged.Words touch.Nights, storms, warm afternoons, all told in terrestrial stories.On top of the Madan tree, the Koel continues to squawk, calling out for something.Women are planting seeds, floating flowers in water, and holding their hands in the soil.Creatures live together in collective rivers, connected like organs of the same body, drifting in the long flow of time.With a microphone in hand, we sit under a large banana leaf and witness the rain pouring down on all of us who live in this forest.Living things talk to each other, and water circulates endlessly.

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more Forms of Minutiae releases available at Tobira. 

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Includes DL code.

Forms of Minutiae:

"After multiple non-human morphings, Diane Barbé comes back to her hominid-self to share a glimpse into Thailand's rainforests and the acoustic expressions they foster. "a conference of critters" is a humid, drenched, gathering of biophonic and sylvan gestures cadenced by delicate human interventions. Here, the jungle pulses and hums. Thick stridulations guide us from the margins of the forest to its heart. Dwelling between soakings and crepuscular choruses, a multitude of earthlings sound the tropical ecologies. Monkeys, insects, frogs, birds , and humans intertwine under a resonating canopy. critters confer' Barbé writes as she inevitably blends with the local fauna. Amid the strident ecoscape, perspectives oscillate — without warning animals (humans included) invade the foreground, momentarily dissolving the sonic tapestry before vanishing back into the greenery. A sonant bloom. A murmur rises, creatures stir, rain sizzles, leaves vibrate, the forest materializes.

All sounds heard and recorded in Nakhon Chai Si province and Khao Sok National Park, Thailand, April-May 2021. Some of the voices and moments were part of Enclosed Garden, an interdisciplinary art residency curated by the Heroines'Wave network."

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Artist bio via the label:

"Waeving together experimental music, biophonic research and activism, Diane Barbé searches for forms of interspecies resonance to explore chronobiology –understanding human and non-human animal entanglements through time manipulations. She is currently creating an ensemble of wind instruments, percussions, bird calls and little sound devices, called The Alien Kin, that are used for musicking in open air, with and beyond human audiences. Diane has been based in Berlin since 2015 and is engaged in many forms of collaborations with dancers, dreamers, whistlers, image-makers , performers, writers, and other kinds of creatures."

Artist : diane barbé

Label: Forms of Minutiae

*Final arrival.

Field recording artist diane barbé from Berlin, Germany will launch in October 2022 with an experimental label in Berlin.A limited edition cassette of 60 copies from Forms of Minutiae.

Includes 5 field recordings recorded in Nakhonchaisi District and Khao Sok National Park, Thailand. Comes with DL code.It is out of print.Here is her own explanation.

The page is crumpled, curled, and has been in the thick air for weeks, and the ink lines are a little smudged.Words touch.Nights, storms, warm afternoons, all told in terrestrial stories.On top of the Madan tree, the Koel continues to squawk, calling out for something.Women are planting seeds, floating flowers in water, and holding their hands in the soil.Creatures live together in collective rivers, connected like organs of the same body, drifting in the long flow of time.With a microphone in hand, we sit under a large banana leaf and witness the rain pouring down on all of us who live in this forest.Living things talk to each other, and water circulates endlessly.

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more Forms of Minutiae releases available at Tobira. 

----------------------------

Includes DL code.

Forms of Minutiae:

"After multiple non-human morphings, Diane Barbé comes back to her hominid-self to share a glimpse into Thailand's rainforests and the acoustic expressions they foster. "a conference of critters" is a humid, drenched, gathering of biophonic and sylvan gestures cadenced by delicate human interventions. Here, the jungle pulses and hums. Thick stridulations guide us from the margins of the forest to its heart. Dwelling between soakings and crepuscular choruses, a multitude of earthlings sound the tropical ecologies. Monkeys, insects, frogs, birds , and humans intertwine under a resonating canopy. critters confer' Barbé writes as she inevitably blends with the local fauna. Amid the strident ecoscape, perspectives oscillate — without warning animals (humans included) invade the foreground, momentarily dissolving the sonic tapestry before vanishing back into the greenery. A sonant bloom. A murmur rises, creatures stir, rain sizzles, leaves vibrate, the forest materializes.

All sounds heard and recorded in Nakhon Chai Si province and Khao Sok National Park, Thailand, April-May 2021. Some of the voices and moments were part of Enclosed Garden, an interdisciplinary art residency curated by the Heroines'Wave network."

+ + +

Artist bio via the label:

"Waeving together experimental music, biophonic research and activism, Diane Barbé searches for forms of interspecies resonance to explore chronobiology –understanding human and non-human animal entanglements through time manipulations. She is currently creating an ensemble of wind instruments, percussions, bird calls and little sound devices, called The Alien Kin, that are used for musicking in open air, with and beyond human audiences. Diane has been based in Berlin since 2015 and is engaged in many forms of collaborations with dancers, dreamers, whistlers, image-makers , performers, writers, and other kinds of creatures."

Artist : diane barbé

Label: Forms of Minutiae