vanishing madrid

vanishing madrid

(Enlglish below)

Vanishing madrid es un mapa virtual de Madrid que contiene grabaciones de acontecimientos únicos y cotidianos de la ciudad. Compuesto de sonidos que han existido desde el siglo XVII hasta nuestros días, vanishing madrid, pretende destacar estos sonidos que podrían desvanecerse en los próximos 20 años a causa de la evolución tecnológica y cultural. Acompañado de imágenes recientes de Marcos Muñoz Del Cerro, este mapa interactivo, sonoro y fotográfico, se puede experimentar virtualmente o al visitar las localizaciones específicas. 

Grabaciones de campo realizadas por Clara Brea y Juan Peralta durante la III residencia para mujeres en la musica electronica de Matadero Madrid.

Grabaciones de campo: Clara Brea / Juan Peralta
Fotografía: Marcos Muñoz Del Cerro
Directora de produccion: Maria Chavez


A virtual map of Madrid containing recordings of unique sounds and images from everyday events throughout the city. Comprising of sounds that have existed since the 1600s, vanishing madrid aims to highlight traditionally urban sounds that may disappear within the next 20 years as technology evolves. Accompanied by recent images taken by Marcos Muñoz Del Cerro, this interactive sound and photo map can be experienced by listeners IRL or virtually.

Field recordings were taken by Clara Brea and Juan Peralta during the III residency for women in electronic music at Matadero Madrid.

Field recordings: Clara Brea / Juan Peralta
Photography: Marcos Muñoz Del Cerro
Production director: Maria Chavez

AI​-​29: The Wetland Remixes

Son of Chi & Clara Brea @ Astral Industries

Son of Chi returns to Astral Industries, alongside Spanish artist Clara Brea, for the collaborative release of AI-29. A product of fate, chance experiments, but most of all, sensitive artistry – ’The Wetland Remixes’ exists as a confluence of two kindred musical spirits, a wayfaring epic that draws together a rich archive of ecological field recordings, live instrumentation and higher inspirations.

Ahead of Hanyo’s concert at ‘Avalovara listening club’ (Madrid) at the end of 2019, the curators (Diskoan & Josephine’ Soundscapes) organised a special dinner and arranged the meeting of Clara and Hanyo. As Hanyo recalls, “It was like stereochemistry. There was an instant match and understanding, and basically we decided in a split second to exchange recordings and to collaborate on future live and studio experiments.”

The auspicious meeting of the two ignited a remote exchange of materials and ideas, as the world descended into a series of pandemic-related lockdowns. The first of said recordings included the stems of Clara’s ‘Wetland Project’ – a site-specific audiovisual project originally produced for Eufonic Festival (Spain), using field recordings from the Ebro Delta nature reserve (one of the most threatened regions of climate change on the Iberian peninsula).

From this initial impetus, Hanyo began working on the first sketches of the album back in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Just like their meeting in Madrid, the project developed naturally and spontaneously with extraordinary ease. Later, Hanyo started adding field recordings from the Magic Cave and Wetlands of the ‘Kallikatsou’ (Patmos, Greece) as well as organic and acoustic overdubs, featuring bass, drums, percussion, guitars, oud, piano, hammond organ, wurlitzer, flutes, bells, and mouth harp.

In the distance, the sound of birds peak through the effervescent wash of the wetland soundscapes. The pass of running water flows deeper into a land full of secrets never told. On the strike of dusk, the silhouettes of shapely trunks and foliage melt slowly into the impenetrable darkness. As darkness passes, light emerges, with exquisite moments of tranquility that seemingly emerge from nothingness.

Beneath the shimmering veneer of textures, wildlife and melodies, one may hear the deeper references of ’The Wetland Remixes’. With credit to Clara’s input, for Hanyo the album process became a kind of refuge, and ultimately inspired the return to the core of Abstract Sound – what the Sufis call “Saut-i Sarmad.” Such references allude to the spiritual quality embedded in the music – the autonomous process of self-expression, the great mystery. Hanyo: “An ambience like this cannot be created by routine. There is no blueprint. The music has to find you. It’s like a blessing if it happens. You should not interfere, just observe and be impressed…”

Deep, luscious mind trips as per the classic Chi sound, ‘The Wetland Remixes’ beautifully correlates the interconnecting dots of geography, ecology, and mythology’s forgotten lore.

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.

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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

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

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Video by Encarni lovexxx