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CITR’s 24 Hours of Radio Art in a snack sized format. Dark Ambient. Drone. Noise. Experimental. Or something. If you’re a fan of field recordings, this broadcast is for you! Featured are some of 2018’s most critically acclaimed works by Michael Lightborne (Sounds of the Projection Box), Simon Šerc (Bora Scura) and Matthias Urban’s Icelandic   Read More …

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Güncel alan kayıtlarından bir seçki // A selection of recent field recordings. 01 – Valentino Villarroel – Mar 2 02 – Simon Šerc – Action X 03 – Matthias Urban – SiAI (excerpt) 04 – Szara Renata – Czarny Potok 05 – Felix Blume – Marijuana, Rhum and Music Around The Graveyard 06 – la   Read More …

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Bora Scura in The Wire 2018 Rewind: Contributors’ Charts: Saint Abdullah Stars Have Eyes (PTP) Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere Theta Four (Discus) Shit And Shine Bad Vibes (Rocket Recordings) Gaye Su Akyol Istikrarli Hayal Hakikattir (Glitterbeat) Liraz Naz (Dead Sea Recordings) Jan Wagner Nummern (Klangbad) Angélique Kidjo Remain In Light (Kravenworks) Romperayo Que Jue?   Read More …

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Bora Scura in Opduvel 2018 Top 20 List: Einde van het jaar en dus is het weer tijd om de balans op te maken. Opduvel is noodgedwongen een paar maanden uit de roulatie geweest, maar is natuurlijk niet gestopt met luisteren. Hieronder tref je de persoonlijke jaarlijst aan, met zoals ieder jaar de opmerking dat   Read More …

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Bora Scura in ACL 2018 – Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape: 2018 was an amazing year for field recordings and soundscapes, perhaps the best to date. We reviewed over 40 works this year, and had an incredibly difficult time choosing ten for this list since the overall quality was so high. Many of the   Read More …

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Bora Scura in ACL 2018 – The Year’s Best Winter Music Thanks to climate change, many of us are experiencing longer, colder winters. It’s no surprise that winter music is also on the rise. This was a particularly good year for the genre, as demonstrated in two early-year round-ups. Now that the weather is turning   Read More …

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Raintrap and Before the eyes, an audiovisual compositions by PureH at Librería Mamey 15. November 2018 Galeria Mamey Santo Domingo Dominican Republic 2. November 2018 Macro Asilo, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma Rome Italy LINK: https://www.museomacro.it/pagine/eventi 27. October 2018 Rome Art Week – Final Party Borgo Ripa Rome Italy LINK: https://romeartweek.com

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New releases, all joined in the journey with recordings from Simon Šerc, Nunc Stans, Cyclobe, and Saito Koji, tonight at 19:00 by :zoviet*france: radio show at Resonance 104.4fm on FM and DAB in London and online worldwide. LINK: https://zovietfrance.podbean.com/e/a-duck-in-a-tree-2018-10-27-hola-weg/

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“Raintrap”, an audiovisual composition by PureH at the Miami New Media Festival at Concrete Space and  Paseo Wynwood, Miami, USA LINK: http://www.miaminewmediafestival.com/simon-serc/

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PureH – CMBR project featured in “In Fusion Art Magazine”, topic Nature In Fusion Art Magazine is a digital magazine presenting innovative artists who experiment with technologies and their creative interaction with them, as well as traditional media that have a great aesthetic quality. Nuestra revista digital busca artistas innovadores que experimenten con las tecnologías   Read More …

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This friday PureH drones live, as KSVLKSV with le_mol KSVLKSV & le_mol eMCe Plac Velenje 21. September 2018 LINK: https://emceplac.si/en/dogodki/rojstni-dan-kluba-emce-plac-z-le_mol-ksvlksv/

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Sounds from Wajdushna, PureH @ 50:16 Številni goriški glasbeniki so sooblikovali tudi popularno glasbo na Ajdovskem. Med tistimi, ki že leta zaseda mesto nekakšnega ambasadorja ajdovske rock in pop glasbe je zagotovo Sergej Randjelović Ranđo. Z njim potujemo v 60-ta in 70-ta in oživljamo glasbo skupin Pietros, Karamela in pevca Vladimirja Samca. Njihovim skladbam dodajamo   Read More …

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C.M.B.R. installation at 22nd International Video Festival Videomedeja Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Serbia 31 August to 2 September 2018 https://slokult.info/kalendar/2018/8/31/medijska-instalacija-simona-erca-cmbr-na-meunarodnom-video-festivalu-videomedeja-u-novom-sadu http://videomedeja.org/videomedeja-2018/media-installations-2018/c-m-b-r/?lang=en

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It’s not a mere exercise of recording techniques but a conceptual release. It’s really worth a listen. Simon Šerc is an artist active in the field of experimental music and video since 1990 and this can immediately be heard as the quality of his field recordings is truly remarkable. Bora Scura is developed upon field   Read More …

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XARQ – NGC 6559 cassette release after 24 years ripped in digital Provided by Mors Mea Nostalgie de la boue netlabel by Tristan Koreya MP3: https://nostalgie-de-la-boue.blogspot.com/2018/07/xarq-ngc6559.html 24-bit WAV: https://xarq.bandcamp.com/album/ngc6559

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If this roasting hot weather is too much for you, Simon Šerc has recorded the windy Slovenian winter weather to temper your overwrought emotions. Bora Scura is over an hour of strangely soothing field recordings of banging outbuilding doors, farm machinery battling mother nature and rip-roaring wind doing its worst. Quite energising! LINK: https://theletter.co.uk/blog/simon-serc-bora-scura Due   Read More …

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The musician and sound artist Simon Šerc released his album Bora Scura, featuring 10 recordings from the field, which capture the soundscape of the Bora wind in Ajdovščina. The album was presented on specialised radio stations of the WFMU community in New York, on Resonance.fm in London and on a radio station in Sydney. The   Read More …

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Before the Time, an audiovisual composition by PureH, at the Art & Science Days Bourges at Médiathèque de Bourges Bourges, France Musinfo organizes every year the Art & Science Days, giving different disciplines the opportunity to cross and interact during an annual meeting around a theme explored through a scientific and a musical perspective. The   Read More …

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Video on the Beach IV: Beyond Genre programme of shorts with Q&As 9th June 2018 21:00 LINK: www.isolacinema.org

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Listen to a selection of tracks played at Wire HQ during the making of our June 2018 issue Simon Šerc Bora Scura (Pharmafabrik/Sonospace) LINK: https://www.thewire.co.uk/audio/tracks/office-ambience-412

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For those of us that love to sink into an epic storm, allowing its energy to surge through our bodies, this one should make for quite a pleasing experience. When I first received the message about this new Simon Šerc album, I have to admit I wasn’t very impressed with the first sentence: “The album   Read More …

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What makes Bora Scura unique? This release documents the effects of the harshest of natural winds. Simon Šerc – “Bora Scura” Album Review (harsh noise/field recordings/wind) From “nature” as a theme in harsh noise (see previous post) to nature used as an actual harsh noise wall we go.  Today we have an ambient/noise/field recording release   Read More …

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Bora Scura – Action VIII – Flux featured in Neighbors Noise with Jesse Kaminsky WFMU New Jersey playlist/listen: http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/79247

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Simon presents to us high-quality, detailed recorded audio-documents of a natural disaster. Simon Šerc – Bora Scura [Pharmafabrik/Sonospace – 2018] Simon Šerc is a Slovene audio/ video artist, sound engineer, & owner of the Pharmafabrik label -he started his creative activity in the early nineties. And he is involved with a few other projects, such example Cadlag, PureH, Matrix441. Bora   Read More …

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“Action II” from Bora Scura on The Wire Magazine weekly show on Resonance FM: Adventures In Sound And Music with Shane Woolman LINK: https://www.thewire.co.uk/audio/on-air/adventures-in-sound-and-music-with-shane-woolman-and-sine-buyuka

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Bora Scura is razend spannend en laat je niet onberoerd. Het is adembenemend en fascinerend. Het gebruik van veldopnamen (field recordings) in met name ambient- en dronemuziek komt regelmatig voor. Vaak worden die opnamen elektronisch bewerkt en geïncorporeerd in de muziek van de artiest. Maar dat hoeft niet noodzakelijkerwijs, zo bewijst de uit Slovenië afkomstige   Read More …

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I’d expect this kind of extreme weather on the South Pole not in Europe. Simon Šerc’s release Bora Scura contains pure recordings of the high winds that plague the town of Ajdovščina in Slovenia. Due to geographical slight the cold winter Bora winds can reach speeds of up to 200 kmh regularly taking lots of   Read More …

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PureH – Interrupter on CiTR Radio 101.9FM Vancouver, British Columbia 04 May 2018 Late Night Broadcast Preview 2100 – 0030 Pacific Highlights: Karlrecords, Mint Records, Mayuko Hino, Holiday Inn, PureH, Corona Barathri LINK: http://www.citr.ca/

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This is a true record of a sideways, twisting, churning severe air pressure system that never lets go in its hour plus power play of unrest. GONE W/THE WIND: After receipt of the latest from a/v artist Simon Serc, it just so happens that wind is one of the natural/meteorological phenomena that fascinates me to   Read More …

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“Action VI” from Bora Scura featured in Push The Button on New New World Radio Moscow LINK: http://shanewoolman.uk/ptb6/

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Simon Šerc‘s Bora Scura joins an extremely elite group, led by Lawrence English’s Viento and Daniel Menche’s Wind. Meteorologists, take note. Yet while everyone has wind, not everyone has wind like this… To listen is to feel privileged; these are sounds seldom captured in abundance. When presented with 72 minutes of howl and squall, weather   Read More …

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Bora Scura – Action X featured in Green Arrow Radio WSUM / Madison Wisconsin, with Pascal Le Boeuf, Catherine Bent, Bill Frisell and others, playlist: http://greenarrowradio.com/2018/04/21/knuckle-curve-thrown/ LINK: https://wsum.org/

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Tonight you can listen to the latest edition of Staalplaat radio show on DFM RTV INT. With new releases of bvdub, Philipp Bückle, Stefano Guzzetti, Cinema Perdu, Machinefabriek, Benoît Pioulard, Freiband, Tony Whitehead, Darius Ciuta and PureH. It starts at 11 pm CEST on DFM.nu. Direct link ->> http://STEREO.dfm.nu

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Tonight my field recordings album “Bora Scura” in :zoviet * france: radio show – A Duck in a Tree: Resonance 104.4 FM on FM and DAB in London and online worldwide. This week’s edition features new releases from She Spread Sorrow on the Cold Spring label, Richard Chartier’s homage to Mika Vainio, Simon Šerc’s audiography   Read More …

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Bora Scura – Action III, featured in Neighbors Noise with Jesse Kaminsky WFMU New Jersey playlist/listen: http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/78087

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Today is World Meteorological Day – 23 March – new release, field recordings of extreme Bora winds, out on Sonospace (digital) and AmbientFabrik (CD). The area of Ajdovščina, a town in Vipava Valley (Slovenia), is highly exposed to strong and cold wind, called Bora, which occurs 42 days per year on average. The peak frequency   Read More …

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PureH “CMBR” at New Texture, South Korea The 4th International Exhibition on New Media Art March 9 – March 25, 2018 Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA) CICA Museum Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea 경기도 김포시 양촌읍 삼도로 Simon Šerc – “C.M.B.R” CMBR project is based on the data from the Planck space telescope of the European   Read More …

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PureH on Unexplained Sounds Group Radio Transmission Sunday 4th March 2018. H 21.00 – 23.00 Italy time curated by Raffaele Pezzella Streaming at: http://mixlr.com/unexplained-sounds/ https://extra.resonance.fm/ (On Monday, 6.00 – 8.00 p.m. UK time)

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Tonight PureH in :zoviet * france: radio show – A Duck in a Tree: Resonance 104.4 FM on FM and DAB in London and online worldwide. LINK: http://resonancefm.com/ http://zovietfrance.podbean.com/e/a-duck-in-a-tree-2018-03-03-def-hijop-123-ao/

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Indie Rock Mag’s best of ambient/drone/modern classical in 120 albums, with two PureH – related releases: “CMBR” and PureH side project Cadlag “Votivkirche”. Avant de le retrouver beaucoup, beaucoup plus haut dans ce classement avec Cadlag, trio harsh qui nous avait déjà fait le coup de la sortie surprise de fin d’année en décembre 2013   Read More …

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PureH track “Nova Zembla / ледник Иностранцева” on Sonospace – Soundmaps For The Dreamer II Compilation “To listen to the album is to travel from city to suburb, from forest to jungle, from layers so rich they seem beyond comprehension to tones so elusive they seem nearly inaudible (Simon Serc‘s “Nova Zembia”). We’ll be unpacking   Read More …

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PureH side project Cadlag – drone/noise sonic architectures of both inner and outer spaces/ambiences – a space born in sound and a sound born in space. “Votivkirche is easily the best album combining noise and drone I’ve ever heard. A cult-like potential born in a Catholic cathedral.” – review in Noise Beneath The Snow https://noisebeneaththesnow.com/2018/02/26/cadlag-votivkirche-album-review-noise-drone-recorded-live-in-a-cathedral/   Read More …

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Two Pharmafabrik tracks on Unexplained Sounds compilation 2018 Balkan experimental survey – Post industrial culture series: PureH – Krun Macula Recorded and Mixed Live at Black Box, 25-10-2013 Cadlag – θ(x,µ0)(L):=inf{t-0:X.(x,µ0),L t. Recorded and Mixed Live at Votivkirche, 24-05-2014 LINK: https://unexplainedsoundsgroup.bandcamp.com/album/2018-balkan-experimental-survey-post-industrial-culture-series

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PureH @ Festival KIBLIX – Zavetja Babilona – Shelters of Babylon 10. November 2017, 20:00 Kibla Portal, Maribor Slovenia Link: http://2017.kiblix.org/en/festival-kiblix/friday-10.-11/pureh-80/

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PureH music in a contemporary dance work “Alice”, with Scanner, Angel Haze, Alva Noto and Jean-Jacques Palix Next dates: 14, 15, 17, 18 novembre 2017 La Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand Mardi 16 janvier 2018 : : 20:30 Théâtre Edwige Feuillère, Vesoul Jeudi 18 janvier 2018 : : 20:30 La Rotonde, Thaon-les-Vosges Jeudi 26 avril 2018 :   Read More …

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PureH @ Šinafest – festival eksperimentalne umetnosti 8. September 2017, 21:00 Topilnica, Idrija Slovenia Link: http://www.shinafest.com/program.html KSVLKSV – Kaotičen strah v lastnem krogu se vrteč (Chaotic fear spinning in its own circle) is an enigmatic ambient-noise project of PureH (Pharmafabrik Recordings), active in 1990s: a sonic delirium of the Spirit, entraped in spontaneous convolution of   Read More …

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PureH track “The Last Evening” on IRMxTP Part II – The Lonesome Foghorn Blows (The Secret of Knowing Who Killed You) compilation LINK: https://indierockmag.bandcamp.com/track/pureh-the-last-evening ARTICLE: http://www.indierockmag.com/article28825.html

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PUREH – CMBR project (Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation) audiovisual composition at Sound Thought 2017 – Festival of music and sound research, composition, and performance 10. May 2017, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, Scotland The theme, “Labora[R]tio: Collaborate, Articulate, Integrate“, will be explored by exhibiting the work of postgraduate researchers, academics, and contemporary practitioners, contextualized by   Read More …

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PureH live audio-visual set 6. April 2017, 23:00 AtelierSi Bologna, Italy LINK: http://www.ateliersi.it

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PureH at ToBe Continued – March 24th Stazione di Topolo, Italy ToBe Continued is an original concert lasting 24 hours (from 00.00 hours to the midnight of March 24th, GMT+1), during which musicians from many parts of the World will be connected to a website that will broadcast their concerts. LINK: http://www.stazioneditopolo.it/24h-2017/artista/PureH.html AUDIO: https://archive.org/details/TBC2017/Pureh-LiveForTbc2017.mp3

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