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Pablo Diserens - Live At Kwia [Forms Of Minutiae - 2022]

Pablo Diserens is a Berlin based-field recordist, musician and visual artist. Her work is focused on non-human realities, attentive listening and possible forms of interspecies coexistence. 

Heterotopia is a philosophical concept used by Michel Foucault, in order to describe places functioning in nonhegemonic conditions and are simultaneously physical and mental. By his definition, a heterotopia is a physical approximation of an imaginary utopia or a parallel space that makes utopia possible somewhere else or a space within a space. That last notion describes Live At Kwia and as such, a heterotopia is unfolding in my ears! 

As the title suggests, Live At Kwia was recorded live, where field recording and other electronic means are vastly used and even exaggerated, especially the field recording. The whole thing is captured in a rather peculiar way- as the “space” brought in by the field recordings, is transmitted inside a room, a space (a sonic field) within a space, a perfect example of heterotopia. Deep listening sessions, the practice proposed by Pauline Oliveros, are an essential key in evaluating and understanding the album, because music creates a cathartic condition in which the script of its sonic identity is re-written, with each listening yielding different results. 

Live At Kwia starts as a pure and untouched field recording, but rapidly evolves into something more complex, more sonically charged. It is maximal, yet stunningly minimal in some parts. A sound walk orchestrated and directed by Pablo Diserens, without giving a map or hint along the way. Organic and electronic sounds appear and disappear progressively; the atmosphere is colourful, blooming and natural, smelling soil and moisture. An enigmatic diary of an excursion to an unknown forest. A pilgrimage, Zen, clear and absolute! 

Appearing on Forms Of Minutiae, Pablo Diserens’ own label Live At Kwia is a C70 release- with the same track on both sides. If you’d like to acquire a copy drop by  here  

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Karl Grümpe
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