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Jacek Doroszenko - Soundreaming album, Audiobulb 2017

Jacek Doroszenko – Soundreaming

Inspired by location, experience and memory and motivated by the inversion of the traditional roles of photography and sound in the media and art worlds, Soundreaming emphasizes the importance of the acoustic environment on our memory and perception of place.

The Soundreaming album contains a selection of compositions from the audio-visual project with the same title. In the project soundscapes replace photography as the dominant documentary element at the core of the artistic practice. The visual representation is directly inspired by the audio documentation of the locations featured in the archive. Moreover, this technique allows for the transparency of environmental sound to shape the audience’s perception of the artwork and in turn, allows the visual component of the composition more freedom to express itself.

Label: Audiobulb, UK
Format: CD digipak, digital, streaming

Recorded in Barcelona through a framework of Artist-in-Residence program at Hangar. Additional recordings: Quality Studio in Warsaw. Composed, performed and produced by Jacek Doroszenko / electronics, field recordings, sampling, prepared piano, turntables, toys, random audible objects

Album produced in cooperation with Ewa Doroszenko
Graphic design by Pineum studio › pineum.com
© 2017 Jacek Doroszenko › doroszenko.com

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To help the memory, we usually focus on the things that make sound – a guitar, a telephone, a motor vehicle, whatever – rather than sounds themselves. And the things that make sound usually give sounds their name. In the West we generally have no words that name sounds specifically. There is no word for the sound made by a guitar or a telephone or a motor vehicle, so we have to refer to the object that produced the sound to give the sound a name. And, because of this, people do not talk about sounds, they talk about objects that make sounds; they talk about ‘things’ and, consequently, sounds cease to be sounds and they become things.

Robert Worby / composer & sound artist / BBC

Beyond the production and output of sound there is the role of the listener. I have always been fascinated by the role of human perception. I am aware that different people will make sense of the same experience in different ways. Furthermore, the same person may make sense of the same material presented at different times in different ways. This illustrates the role of the human brain as a receptacle of music and the mind as a transforming force via subjective perception.

David Newman / sound artist & publisher / Audiobulb

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Album reviews

Beach Sloth

 

Surreal soundscapes dominate the impossible to define territories of Jacek Doroszenko’s “Soundreaming”. A range of styles are used throughout the album: from sample-laden multifaceted streams to glistening classically inclined drones, the entirety of the album feels alive. Quite joyful at times, Jacek Doroszenko embraces meditative moments alongside near-cacophony. Throughout it all what ties it together is a desire for greater, deeper explorations of sound and texture. Rather sundrenched at times, the songs float by and at times overwhelm, but they always feel welcoming.

“Aberrationmaker” begins the journey off with blissful tones. While the song slowly unfolds, the song moves into more glitch-laden effects. Featuring the disorientation of skipping CDs is the odd swing of “Fiestamachine” whose sense of play is rather jubilant. Tactile gestures grace the elegant arrangements of “Gothic Passage”. Sprawling in scope is the spacious sound of “MACBA Skaters”. Bouncing textures emerge on the hard to pin down funhouse of mirrors that defines “Passion Passion”. Cyclical in scope the song has a crazed chaos to it. Layer upon layer is added until the song feels nearly oversaturated. Quite elegant is the soothing work of “Silent Souvenirs” with lovely gestures that glide by with the greatest of ease. Nearly industrial in tone is the mysterious work of “Borderstatic”. By far the highlight of the album is the gorgeous “Gone and Faded”. Starting off with small gestures the piece becomes all-immersive with the gradual buildup of sounds becoming a near-symphony of the real and the synthetic. Closing things on a warm note is the intimate “HDD Ensemble”. Deeply beautiful, Jacek Doroszenko discovers new lands on the wonderful “Soundreaming”.

NEO2

 

Exquisito y delicioso. El sonido de Soundreaming es la recomendación artística del mes que el horóscopo me había prometido. Un trabajo sonoro te cautivará decía el Pronto muy convincentemente en Verdana sobre papel satinado. Así es. Soundreaming es un proyecto audiovisual creado en el marco de los Artist-in-Residence de la Fundació AAVC Hangar en Barcelona, Kunstnarhuset Messen en Ålvik (NO) y Atelierhaus Salzamt en Linz (AU).

Los artista Ewa Doroszenko y Jacek Doroszenko han generado un archivo audiovisual que usa el entorno como material para su particular apropiación. Soundreaming es un trabajo de sound art que enfatiza su interés por su contexto y la percepción auditiva de los espacios, todo en clave tecnológica. La obra gráfica que lo acompaña ha sido creada a partir de la documentación de los lugares donde recogen el sonido, conceptualmente acorde con la propuesta sonora.

El sonido es oscuro, cítrico a veces y está repleto de sutiles matices místicos. Esos elementos minúsculos y sencillos están distribuidos por la escucha como pequeñas piezas de gomaespuma colocadas en un espacio, ese lugar que su sonido tiene la cualidad de construir a tu alrededor. Al oírlo aparecen imágenes mentales de liquido descongelante azul derramándose por las baldosas de un spa, charcos grandes esquivado pedicuras.

Su trabajo tiene cualidades exfoliantes y produce una inmersión en un estado apaciguador. Después de MACBA Skaters me dedico a la escucha de Silent Souvenirs varias veces. Voy notando las sorpresas escondidas en las diferentes capas brotando suaves y bien ejecutadas. Surgen algunos tonos metálicos, gomas que se rozan, agudos sostenidos y teclas, acoples de telemin tenue y sensaciones acolchadas. El conjunto tiene ese nopuedefallar del ruido blanco mezclado con sonido ambient en la línea de György Ligeti, el maestro. Soundreming es un placer de escucha cósmica.

SoWhat

 

Un’atipica immersione in un convulso universo saturo di ricordi. A definire il nuovo lavoro di Jacek Doroszenko è il ribaltamento del concetto secondo cui è sempre l’immagine l’elemento preminente nella definizione dei frammenti che emergono dalla memoria, esplorazione approfondita durante un programma di residenza artistica condotto a Barcellona e confluita in un’opera multimediale di cui questo disco rappresenta una parte della componente sonora.

L’indagine che l’artista polacco ha condotto verte a creare un percorso in cui le sensazioni accumulate riemergano guidate da un flusso audio costruito utilizzando in modo moderatamente mediato una serie di riprese ambientali che possano fungere da traccia fondante capace di liberare le visioni connesse e renderle liberamente plasmabili.

Il risultato è una sequenza di incastri estremamente materici che si combinano generando intricate modulazioni in cui si incastrano le frequenze catturate. Introdotto dalla trama luminosa e riverberante di “Aberrationmaker”, il disco si snoda nella sua prima metà attraverso vorticose spirali dense di crepitii e schegge irregolari che culminano nell’incedere obliqui di “Passion Passion”. Da qui in poi il suono converge verso flessuose tessiture dalle movenze liquide che conducono ad una dimensione onirica che, dopo il parziale ritorno a toni pulsanti in “Urban Folk”, si mantiene inalterato fino alla conclusiva “HDD Ensemble”.

Nata da un’idea interessante e affascinante, la proposta di Doroszenko ha il merito di saper trovare una propria autonomia anche distante dal contesto da cui nasce.

Music Won’t Save You

 

Per Jacek Doroszenko l’arte di scolpire il suono va di pari passo con altre forme espressive, che si tratti di installazioni visuali o della semplice sonorizzazione del paesaggio naturale. Da quest’ultima trae spunto “Soundreaming”, opera realizzata a margine di una mostra fotografica, le cui quattordici tracce rappresentano appunto la traduzione in suono delle immagini alle quali sono state associate.

Muovendosi tra dilatazioni, impulsi destrutturati e prolungati loop ambientali, l’artista polacco condensa nel lavoro un ampio paradigma espressivo, risultante dall’applicazione di una tecnica impressionistica, nella quale gli elementi naturali divengono tessere di un mutevole patchwork sonoro.