in a (once-)blossomed place (2019)
The creative process is a topic frequently elaborated upon by composers; from outlining philosophies or technicalities to listing structural procedures. in a (once-)blossomed place, the first in a series of DIY punk-inspired “split composer releases” from people | places | records, features two artists approaching intricate textures and timbres from the reverse face of a similar process, and with divergent results.
Side A features two tracks from Brooklyn-based, Illinois-born, composer Cassie Wieland; who’s explorative, yet tangible approach to human interaction and everyday natural phenomena results in two successively intimate experiences. Both “Strange objects” and “Weeds” present the composer’s take on object/environment displacement; first in a purely electronic form, followed by that material’s physical transference to a percussion-trio setup.
By contrast, NYC-based and Florida-born composer Erich Barganier’s pieces explore a harsher side of the ambient experience. Barganier’s internal anxieties are guided by unexpected combinations of Ryoji Ikeda-inspired noise, blues music and CB trucker radio chatter ("The Veneer Melts); as well as the evolution of ritualistic traditions (Калі Я Адкрыў Вочы"). Like Wieland’s intimacy, he is guided by ideas of displacement, later arriving in a completely different headspace on this collection’s reverse B-side.
released July 26, 2019
Crossroads In A Fever Dream (2019) was composed in 2017 for the choreographer and dancer Ayala Abrams' work, Trial ___, and is now available for streaming and purchase.
It is being self-released for the first time ever. All the music was produced and created using Supercollider with some found sounds mixed in.
Music by Erich Barganier
Mixed by Erich Barganier
Art by Gerhard Richter
Purchase the release here
Continuum (2017) is an hour-long piece composed by and performed by Thomas Milovac's Unit Colossus.
Recorded live at the Gallery at Avalon Island in Orlando, Florida. June, 19th 2017. Released August 5, 2017
Thomas Milovac - Double Bass, Conductor
A.J. Herring - Trombone
Andrew Toth - Trumpet
Curtis Seligson - Bass Guitar
Luis Guerrero - Guitar
Zach Muth - Guitar
Elizabeth Baker - Percussion, Harmonium, Toy Piano
Jim Ivy - Alto Saxophone
Erich Barganier - Slide Guitar
Simon Klochko - Guitar
Sam Stewart - Bass Guitar
Brandon Miller - Double Bass
Sebastian Suarez - Drum Set, Percussion
You can visit the main page here.
...and darkness was upon the face of the deep (2017) is an exploration into the history of subjugation, weaving African-American slave songs, critiques of the American penal system and ruminations of technological dependence together into a continuously shifting soundscape. Timbres meld together, pushing ambiance into driving rhythms into spectral cacophony and back again.
The album draws upon the interests and aesthetic leanings of the Baker-Barganier Duo, a chamber ensemble made up of New Renaissance artist Elizabeth A. Baker and composer/multi-instrumentalist Erich Barganier. The ensemble grew to explore the recently coined genre of New Renaissance art, a discipline that melds poetry, dance, music, experimental theater and more together in each work.
The album can be streamed on Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, TIDAL, and any other major music streaming service.
Sn (2017) is an album of 52 experimental electroacoustic tracks, composed by over 45 composers from around the world to celebrate Juan María Solare's 50th birthday. It is available on Spotify, Deezer, Tidal, Qobuz, iTunes, Amazon mp3, and more.
The pieces consist of experimental electronics (electroacoustic, synthetic or processed acousmatic sound, glitch, noise, collage, soundscape, musique concrète, dark ambient, with or without voice).
Cover image by Nuria Juncosa
Label: Janus Music & Sound, catalogue number: JMS-011
Nebulullaby An Interstellar Cloud of Dust (2016) is a compilation that takes the lullaby genre into the realm of experimental electronic music, assembled from an open call for experimental lullabies launched in May 2014.
The compilation includes tracks by well-known artists as well as first releases, with material on vinyl from d.R.e.G.S, 0xA, xname, Erich Barganier and Samuel Hertz and an expanded digital edition containing tracks from Thor Magnusson, Robert B. Lisek, Repl Electric, Claude Heiland-Allen, Marta Zapparoli and more hand-picked gems from the experimental techno, noise and electroacoustic scenes.
The record guides the listener through eerily echoed music boxes to experiments in a syncopated 8-bit berceuse, with detours into clean planes of glassy textures, dives into opaque amniotic drones and concentrated, tender yet ominous moments, such as the sound of beating hearts against saturated, distant washes of feedback. Composed for Nintendo, Atari, Pure Data, Supercollider, D-Box, tape recorders, as well as ultraStethoscopes or using radioactive materials, these recordings treat the lullaby genre as an example of consciousness-altering music.
It is relased via Nebularosa Records and can be purchased here.