ORGAN THING: Artistic laboratory Metal take on Steve Reich with their different Different Trains, Los Galpones is a rather beautiful album from South American experimentalist Alan Courtis…

 

Couple of things to check out this fine day, there’s a thing down there called Different Trains, up first, Los Galpones is a rather beautiful album from South American experimentalist Alan Courtis, the album itself was released back at the start of the year, a film, made by Sergio Subero, featuring a track from the delightful album has just been released, here it is….

“Los Galpones” is the latest solo full-length release conjured up by the extremely prolific Buenos Aires-based composer Alan Courtis (aka Anla Courtis). Courtis has straddled the international noise underground and the academic-centered modern composition scenes since the early 1990’s. As a solo artist, with the Argentine experimental group Reynols, and in collaborations with Pauline Oliveros, Makoto Kawabata (Acid Mothers Temple), Lasse Marhaug, Aaron Moore (Volcano the Bear), Okkyung Lee, and Daniel Menche among others, Courtis has amassed an impressive discography.

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“Los Galpones contains four dark and grimacing industrial-tinged drone pieces. Employing the electric guitar, the violin, springs and other found objects, Courtis creates a soundscape that is at times oppressive and dense. A reflection perhaps on the post-industrial urban landscape of his native Buenos Aires. This album should be played loud.

Los Galpones is the latest solo full-length release conjured up by the extremely prolific Buenos Aires-based composer Alan Courtis (aka Anla Courtis). Courtis has straddled the international noise underground and the academic-centered modern composition scenes since the early 1990’s. As a solo artist, with the Argentine experimental group Reynols, and in collaborations with Pauline Oliveros, Makoto Kawabata (Acid Mothers Temple), Lasse Marhaug, Aaron Moore (Volcano the Bear), Okkyung Lee, and Daniel Menche among others, Courtis has amassed an impressive discography”.

Fabrica Records is a Brooklyn, NY – based independent music label that focuses on documenting and promoting the work of experimental musicians.   – www.fabricarecords.com

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Different Trains 1947

 

Marking 2017 as the 70th anniversary of Indian independence, artistic laboratory Metal – in partnership with Warp Records, Barbican Centre, and Boiler Room, plus Indian partners Wild City and What About Art? – will present Different Trains 1947.

Inspired by the work of Steve Reich, this new piece will feature Actress (Ninja Tune), Jack Barnett (These New Puritans) and Indian music producer Sandunes creating a re-imagination of Reich’s seminal composition Different Trains.

Different Trains 1947 will be premiered in Liverpool as an open air concert at Metal, Edge Hill railway station – the oldest active passenger railway station in the world – on 28th September 2017.

The piece will then be presented at Barbican Hall London on 1st October 2017 and Magnetic Fields Festival in Rajasthan, India December 2017.

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Different Trains 1947 is a core project of Arts Council England’s Reimagine India fund, with British Council as Digital Partner, plus additional support from Northern Rail and Film Hub North West Central – proud to be a member of the BFI Film Audience Network.

Further exploration  www.DifferentTrains1947.com

Find more interesting music from beyond the limits of Western culture via the rather excellent channels on the boilerroom.tv website, loads on there to explore, don’t you just love the web…

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