"Everything new is born out of the death of something old."
MONOGLOSSIA is an experimental computer music duo composed of ARYABHATA & LORD LINGAM, who's sounds can be best described as a forever slow evolving endless form of abstract creations. The duo dabbles in cinematic overtones and bass heavy undertones, which provoke an emotional response and morph meaning between creator and listener.
"For some, music has become a disposable art. The idea behind what we are doing is creating music that steps outside of that boundary, giving it more aural space so people have more of an environmental connection to it."
Based in Australia and India, the duo have founded MONOGLOSSIA MUSIC, an independent audiovisual record label under their name as a platform for their own releases. The MONOGLOSSIA imprint has no predetermined borders or boundaries besides their aim to release great and interesting music.
"Listening to our music, is an act of surrendering. For us, it's not the destination that matters. It's the change in atmospheres and textures that interest us, we want to hear music that we wish existed. Where music conveys mood. A balancing acts between sound and vision."
The duo releases music with audiophiles, DJs, filmmakers, visual artists, photographers and other creative folks in mind. The music is made primarily but not exclusively with computers, recorders and controllers as the instruments.
Picture music. New tracks will be varied and made when time allows with no pressure or commitments. MONOGLOSSIA MUSIC is a not for profit record label, and will use any income from music sales to fund new recording projects and future releases.
This website is being updated. Only a small selection of work is presented here so far; more will be added in the next few weeks.
MONOGLOSSIA MUSIC is a small-scale, face-to-face audiovisual Ambient, Drone, Dub, Minimal and Techno record label run by two devoted music producers/visual artists with big intentions. It was launched in January 2012 as an online digital outlet. It exists with the goal of releasing musical material by new, often yet unheard artists, composers and bands.
What is remarkable about ARYABHATA & LORD LINGAM is that their work is characterised by creativity, intimacy and a "do it for love" mentality. Their production combines a nonlinear Indian aesthetic with an electronic, experimental and sound art undercurrent, releasing new and original music without the commercial pressures and deadlines associated with a lot of bigger labels. They like to skulk in the shadows and do things their way, but they're not averse to a bit of exposure.
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Venue: Soma Art Gallery, 421 Sydney Rd, Brunswick Date: Sunday 20th Nov Time: 12pm - 9pm Donations Welcome
The Sound Weaver explores the raw wildness and harmonious nature that lives deep within all of us.
Join Sound Weaver, Jacinta Percy on an 8hr meditative vocal and sounding improvisation, as she tears off the shackles of what we think singing and sounding should sound like, by allowing herself to surrender to the music that breathes through her.
During the prayformance Jacinta will sit, move, breath, and sound the life that pulses through her while blindfolded, exploring the boundless potential and raw wilderness of her voice and its expressions, cultivating a place of prayer through intention.
Jacinta invites members of the public to gather in silence, meet in sound and breathe their intentions into form.
During the first three hours, you are invited to come and witness her tune in and transform the space setting intention with every song and sound. Listening deeply to every moment of creation and allowing the imperfect to be the perfect.
For the remaining five hours of the prayformance, Jacinta invites those witnessing who feel moved, to join her in a spontaneous raw collaborative vocal and sound improvisation. This is an opportunity to dive deeply together into the unknown, dissolving the barriers that keep us separate.
Feel free to come and go as you like, but the artist suggests that members of the public spend at least 30min - 1hour in the space to deeply connect in silence and sound.
What happens when we witness another in their creativity and pleasure?
What happens when we are moved and share our own magnificence with others?
What happens when a community comes together in sound and creates a place for gratitude, a place for prayer, a place for rest, a place to surrender and a place to feel their inner awakenings and yearnings?
When we talk of architecture, people usually think of something static; this is wrong. What we are thinking of is an architecture similar to the dynamic and musical architecture achieved by the Futurist musician Pratella. Architecture is found in the movement of colours, of smoke from a chimney, and in metallic structures, when they are expressed in states of mind which are violent and chaotic.
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe Performance | Resonance | Exploratorium
One of my biggest problems – and when I give talks and lectures, I talk specifically about this – when, say, a young person goes to a conservatory or gets inside of academia, not every time, but I think more often than not, they’re taught that, “you are meant to utilize these tools in this specific way. You are meant to create in a very specific way” within these sort of rules that have been handed down.
We are both Capricorns! In music, relative keys are the major and minor scales that have the same key signatures. G major and E minor both have a single sharp in their key signature at F♯; therefore, E minor is the relative minor of G major, and conversely G major is the relative major of E minor.
My first step was to reject musical material, to acknowledge that my mistake had been in going back to musical instruments, musical notation, musical thought patterns. Going back to noise would in fact have been the surest way to find solid, and at least unexplored, ground.
Getting Started With The Vintage Tape Module In Ozone 7 Advanced
A Baul is a flowering. A Baul is a flowing energy. The Baul is not a seeker, the Baul is one who has found. The Baul is a SIDDHA: one who has looked into life and realized that all is available and there is no need to seek. One has just to participate in this mystery called life. He dances, he sings, he enjoys, he is blissful for no reason at all.
: How to decipher the 4000-year-old Indus script. At TED 2011 he tells how he is enlisting modern computational techniques to read the Indus language, the key piece to understanding this ancient civilization.
has been a central part of many religions. In classical antiquity, those who heard voices were viewed as being in direct contact with the gods. The Oracle of Delphi, established in the 8th century BC, was renowned for its Pythia, women who heard the voice of Apollo. Leaders consulted the Pythia for advice during periods of war and plague, the oracles commanded a position of prestige and authority in society.
This song is a cry for madness. A call to take the plunge. And when Radha called out to “Kaala!”, her Dark Beloved, in a frenzy of intoxicated love on the last night of the Rajasthan Kabir Yatra, every fibre of Parvathy’s being seemed to personify her. A hush settled into the restive audience.
“Wilson, he’s always playing with time. I heard a recording recently of crickets slowed way down. It sounds like a choir, it sounds like angel music. Something sparkling, celestial with full harmony and bass parts - you wouldn’t believe it. It’s like a sweeping chorus of heaven, and it’s just slowed down, they didn’t manipulate the tape at all. So I think when Wilson slows people down, it gives you a chance to watch them moving through space. And there’s something to be said for slowing down the world.”
Max Cooper And Tom Hodge - Remnants - Official Video By Nick Cobby
This video is about the self-contained nature of mind and matter.
The physical processing of sounds by the brain leaves remnants in its structure as it learns about the outside world. Eventually, the universe and the platonic realm of laws and structures are perceived. But while the natural laws and their resulting universe seem to create and contain the mind, the mind ultimately contains them all.
Chris Watson, Inside the Circle of Fire - A Sheffield Sound Map
In this ambitious new exhibition, Chris will transform the Millennium Gallery into an immersive ‘sound map’ of Sheffield, charting its boundaries on the edge of the Peak and travelling its waterways to the bustling heart of the city. Recorded over the past 18 months at locations in and around the city, the sound map will use the latest technology to create a sound which changes throughout the gallery, depending on the listener’s location. By truly hearing the sounds of the city, perhaps for the first time, we hope that visitors will gain a new perspective on Sheffield in 2013.
This video shows the German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg disaster, which took place on Thursday, May 6, 1937. The airship crashed and burned down in 1937 in Lakehurst, New Jersey. 13 out of 36 passengers died, whilst 22 out of 61 crew members died, so many survived the disaster. The incident shattered public confidence in the giant, passenger-carrying rigid airship and marked the end of the airship era.
There are plenty good audio interfaces out there but if you are in need of something really top-notch in terms of audio performance, portability and stable low latency this new RME Babyface Pro is it.
The marketing for this audio interface is a bit funny - with the slogan “Reengineered not remastered”. The analogy being that they didn’t take the master tapes and reprocess the same old recording, they created a new original recording using better technology.
Face The Music 2014 - Keynote Address: Steve Albini
Steve Albini is one of the most respected figures in the international independent music scene. A respected artist, music journalist, industry commentator and recording engineer, Steve is a champion of the independent music business. He is regularly quoted by music media for his views on topics ranging from piracy to crowd funding to royalties and recording.
The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music’s senior technical officer, Tonmeister Les Craythorn has spent the past seven months restoring a rare Electronic Music Studios (EMS) Synthi 100 modular synthesiser to working condition. Only 30 of the 1970s synthesisers were made, one of which was used by the BBC to create sound effects and music for Doctor Who. There has been huge interest in the restoration from both the media and composition students who are keen to learn more about the instrument. The demonstration event on March 27 is booked out after unprecedented popularity, but we doubt this is the last you’ll hear from the Synthi 100 at the VCA & MCM.
“My count is we’re down to maybe three Synthi 100s which are actually working and in original condition, of which this is one.” - Tonmeister Les Craythorn
Life has a rhythm, it’s constantly moving. The word for rhythm (used by the Malinke tribes) is foli. It is a word that encompasses so much more than drumming, dancing or sound. It’s found in every part of daily life. In this film, you not only hear and feel rhythm but you see it. It’s an extraordinary blend of image and sound that feeds the senses and reminds us all how essential it is.