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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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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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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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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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Nouvel extrait en vidéo de notre future IRM x Twin Peaks – compilation 2017 signé PureH, c’est insidieux et capiteux, cinématographique à souhait, et c’est tout simplement l’un de nos titres préférés ! PureH met en musique et en images les confessions de Laura Palmer ! C’était l’un des moments clés de la fin de la   Read More …

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The chapel cavern from World War I, built by the Austro-Hungarian Infantry Battalion in 1917, Mrzli Vrh, Slovenia. On the altar there is an inscription: “Blessed Virgin be the protector of your folk.” Part of the Sacred Spaces compilation project, the sounds of the world’s churches, temples and prayers, looking at the role sound plays   Read More …

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Two PureH field recordings tracks on Sonospace – Earth (Listening) compilation: 1. Bora Scura – Vipava Valley 2. Riserva Naturale della Foce dell’Isonzo The main aim for this collection of recordings was to bring together great recordists from around the world and enjoy the sound of our planet. All profits from this album will be   Read More …

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PureH, Scanner, Mathieu Maurice and Jean-Jacques Palix music to a contemporary dance work “Alice”, choreographed by Josette Baïz & Groupe et Compagnie Grenade. 3 novembre 2016 à 20h30 Le Merlan, scène nationale I Marseille 4 novembre 2016 à 20h30 Le Merlan, scène nationale I Marseille 20, 21 décembre 2016 Odyssud I Blagnac 13 janvier 2017   Read More …

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PureH field recording “Škol” at Woodcraft productions “Forests of the World” compilation. “Forests Of The World” is a field recording project of sound professionals and artists from different countries aiming to capture the sound of forests around the world. LINK: https://woodcraftproductions.com/projects/forests-of-the-world/ https://www.discogs.com/Various-Forests-Of-The-World/release/8852945

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Two PureH-related releases, projects from 1993-1994, grindcore-noise stuff: Earslaughter: “Earslaughter brings a heavy and healthy dose of Death Metal influenced Grindcore, the traditional, ugly and pissed off way.” Extreme Smoke 57: “I am as well recommending you to experience this only when you’re in the mood for the most violent, hateful, chaotic, bestial, obliterating noise   Read More …

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PureH-related project Myrornas Krig/Cadlag at perAspera Festival 17th June 2016 22:00 perAspera Festival di Arti Performative Contemporanee Bologna, Italy La noise music si mescola ad elementi di composizioni classiche, esplosioni industriali e drone music, con proiezioni video live e danzatori in scena.

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A massive 200-minutes video clip made by PureH for Chillout room at ZNFI festival 2016.

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PureH – Raintrap at Festival Narave 12. April 2016, 21:00 Bežigrajska galerija Ljubljana Produced by processing the original sound source – field recording of rain in Panovec forest, Slovenia. No other sound source was used in the track. Raintrap was recorded for the Sonic Terrain compilation “World Listening Day 2015”. Screened on a Video Festival   Read More …

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PureH at Gravity Assist Artist Run, Satellite Show, Miami 1. December 2015 – 6. December 2015 SEDIMENT presents the installation, Gravity Assist, for Artist Run organized by Tiger Strikes Asteroid and The Satellite Show Miami from December 1st through December 6th at The Ocean Terrace Hotel, 7410 Ocean Terrace, Miami Beach FL. LINK: http://cargocollective.com/sedimentarts/GRAVITY-ASSIST-Miami-2015

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PureH track “Krun Macula” on To:Pluto Cassette Tape Compilation (Sediment Arts) Orders to: contact@pharmafabrik.com In July of 2015, the NASA satellite New Horizons imaged Pluto in an unprecedentedly close flyby. Mankind’s knowledge of what the Pluto system is will expand exponentially and yield exciting discoveries over the next days, months, and years. The fastest spacecraft   Read More …

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Mirror at 28e Festival Les Instants Vidéo L’homme est condamné à être libre. Condamné, car l’Homme ne s’est pas créé lui-même. Et pourtant, l’Homme est libre. Cette réflexion est inspirée des théories de Jean-Paul Sartre qui développe l’idée qu’une fois jeté dans l’arène, l’Homme est responsable de toutes ses actions. Cette création interroge le réel   Read More …

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Brainwave Sound System by PureH/Pharmafabrik: a sound therapy tool for relaxation and tinnitus treatment. Slovenian Innovation forum selected Brainwave Sound System among 40 of the best innovations. Brainwave Sound System is an application for mobile phones: EEG headset registers actions of brain waves and sends real-time data to the application on the phone. The application   Read More …

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PureH – “Raintrap” on World Listening Day 2015 – H2O Sonic Terrain Isomorphic resonance of discontinuously heterophonic rainwater modulations. LINK: https://www.discogs.com/Various-WLD-2015-H2O-Pt-IV/release/8060080

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Book of Slovenian labels: from Avsenik to… Pharmafabrik Recordings. LINK: http://www.ljudmila.org/subkulturni-azil/explorer.php?page=enciklopedija_slorock#frontier_087_zalozbe

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Field recording: Lost in Panovec forest, Slovenia Reimagined by Simon Serc. Part of our Sound Waves project for World Listening Day 2015 Cities and Memory is a sound project that records both the present reality of a place, but also its imagined, alternative counterpart – remixing the world, one sound at at time. Every faithful   Read More …

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PureH – “Paracusia” at 12th Black & White Audiovisual Festival in Porto – Portugal Black & White is a festival that celebrates an essential aesthetic form in audiovisual Arts. Now on its 12th edition the B&W Festival will once again bring the spirit of independent production to the City of Porto. 20 – 23 May   Read More …

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PureH at Intermission: Audio Portraits of Place – Mapping The Air Space Between A-B The Programme will run 20-22 September 2014 www.stress.fm The section of the programme called ‘Psychogeographies’ explores the manifestation of time through place, interrogating sonic landscapes to reveal secret histories through anecdote, folklore and personal narrative. Through these works a deeper connection   Read More …

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