Music

Memoria Resonante – En Pausa @ la casa encendida

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ClaraBrea nos ofrece esta pieza a modo de epílogo sonoro del festival En Pausa. La artista madrileña, especializada en grabaciones de campo, registró mediante un entramado de micrófonos lo acontecido durante las jornadas presenciales del evento celebrado en abril. Tras un particular trabajo de proceso y manipulación de todo ese material, nos presenta una pieza de una hora en la que podremos revivir las sensaciones de la cita.

El festival se articulaba en torno a la reflexión, la disidencia y la conexión a través de la escucha, y en la memoria resonante de Clara quedan representados estos parámetros ya que podemos reconocer partes de las actuaciones y del ambiente sonoro que vivimos esos días: La síntesis de Ylia y Jonathan Fitoussi el viernes en el patio, el concierto de clarinete y charla de Paweł Szamburski en la terraza la mañana del sábado y los conciertos de Menhir y Mecánica Clásica como broche esa misma noche.

Las técnicas empleadas por Clara, desde micrófonos de contacto situados en cristales y tuberías, a micrófonos 360, dotan al material capturado de una entidad propia, que sumada a la postproducción mediante sampling, efectos, filtrado y mezcla, generan una pieza que trasciende la mera documentación y nos adentra en el universo sonoro de una de las creadoras más originales del panorama local.

En Pausa, reflexión, disidencia y conexión a través de la escucha, comisariado por a_mal_gam_a, fue celebrado los días 16 y 17 abril de 2021, presencialmente en La Casa Encendida y virtualmente el domingo 18 a través de la plataforma de radio online 9128.live.

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Clara Brea brings us this piece as a sonic epilogue to the En Pausa Festival. Brea is an electronic musician and sound artist with a focus on field recordings, for this occasion she registered, through a microphone system what happened during the on-site concerts of the event held in April. After a particular process and manipulation of the recorded material, she offers us an hour-long piece with which we can relive the sensations of that journey.

The festival was articulated around reflection, dissidence and connection through listening, all these concepts are represented in Clara’s ‘Resonant Memory’ since we can recognize excerpts of the performances and also the sound environments that surrounded us during those days: The synthesis of Ylia and Jonathan Fitoussi on Friday in the courtyard, the clarinet concert and talk by Paweł Szamburski on the terrace on Saturday morning and the Menhir and Mecánica Clásica concerts that took place that evening to put an end to the on-site event and this piece itself accordingly.

The different techniques used by Clara to capture the event including contact microphones attached on glass windows and pipes or 360 microphones, already give the captured material its own entity, and after the post-production processes she made through sampling, effects, filtering, and mixing, we are left with a piece that transcends mere documentation and takes us into the sound universe of one of the most original creators on the local scene.

En Pausa, reflecting, dissenting and connecting through listening, curated by a_mal_gam_a, was held on April 16th and 17th, 2021 at La Casa Encendida and virtually on Sunday 18th through the online radio platform 9128.live.

Improvisación at CAAMSonora

CAAMSonora Acciones sonoras online

Info about the event (in Spanish):

La artista madrileña Clara Brea presenta una acción sonora dentro del programa ‘CAAMSonora’ 2020 en su edición virtual. Esta grabación recoge una improvisación en la que la artista invita al público a observar su proceso creativo mientras investiga nuevos espacios, texturas, timbres y melodías. Para esta actuación, la artista ha viajado hasta los campos de Asturias, lugar en el que realiza esta acción sonora para la cual recomienda la escucha con cascos.

Wetland AV & album realease

Wetland (Clara Brea & Elena Brea)

“Wetland” started as a site specific audio visual Performance for Eufonic Festival. Most of it was composed in the Ebro Delta (a nature reserve that’s one of the most climate change threatened environments in the Iberian Peninsula) on September 2019.

Since then it’s been performed live in different venues and it has evolved to become an hour long audio visual piece, and an Album.

Source material includes field recordings and video footage captured throughout the Eufònic/LoPati Residency, field recordings from a canal boat in London, modular synthesizer compositions and footage from the Mediterranean Sea (Menorca, Spain).

Released September 15, 2020.

Composed and recorded by Clara Brea.
Photography / Video / Artwork by Elena Brea.
Mastered by Damian Schwartz at Lyrebird sound.

Digital, Cassette and merch available here.


Stream audio-visual piece:

Listen to album:

Untitled

Two jams recorded during covid-19’s confinement.

“Duskscape Recall” features a recording of the dusk chorus at Dartmoor National Park (Moretonhampstead, UK) June 8th, 2019.

“Voltage Creek” features a heavily processed recording of the creek’s stream at Wavefarm (Acra, New York) January 18th, 2020.

Buy on bandcamp

Live at Ruido vírico

Clara Brea Live at #RuidoVírico_01 21st March 2020.

RuidoVírico is an Online Streaming Show devoted to sound art, ambient, electronica and field recordings broadcasting every weekend a selection of concerts done from home, private studios and workshops and held by artists, musicians, performers and improvisers. Every Sunday at 4pm CET.

www.audiotalaia.net

14 1/2 knots

Original score for Elena Brea’s film study observing wind animating the beach landscape; filmed on location in the derelict fishing industry of Dungeness, UK, in 2016.

Live at Calma #00

Wetland Live @ Calma 00(excerpt).

21st September 2019

Zapadores (ciudad del arte), Madrid, Spain.

Live at Dialogues of Space

Dialogues of Space is a creative multi-media platform which invites artist of all practices to come together and collaborate on the curation of a space.

This event took place on 2nd March 2019.

DialoguesOfSpace

Clara Brea @ DIalogues of Space

Dystopian OST

A collection of tracks written and recorded by Clara Brea between 2016 & 2017.

Released April 26, 2018

Cassette C50 Limited Edition to 60 copies

Mastering by Edu Ostos & Clara Brea at FBT

Artwork by www.elenaguilar.com

Video by Encarni lovexxx