Xesús Valle (Member)


XESUS VALLE  [plumbandplumber, uveaele, Xe]

Sound Design | Field recordings

Xesús captures all kind of field recordings, soundwalks and sound events that manipulates in the computer to generate real-time narrative compositions, in addition to creating original soundtracks and sound design for documentaries, drama and Internet.

Since 2007 is part of the Spontaneous Music Orchestra of Galicia, O.M.E.GA. Improvisation Orchestra, conducted which handled their records with a score of musicians and directors as Pablo Rega, Chefa Alonso, Michael Fischer and Fred Frith.

Self-taught, he studied percussion and vocal technique, usually applied in electroacoustic compositions.

In 2007 has been selected for audiovisual performance "Diálogos Táctiles" in the artistic residencies of Binauralmedia.org in Nodar (Portugal). 

In 2008 created the sound space of the drama "Crónica de días enteiros, de noites enteiras"

Its whole discography is edited at "alg-a netlabel", the first Galician netlabel (which was the partner) and many others, like Notype/Nishi (Canada), Test tube (Portugal), Mandorla (Mexico) and Headphonica (France).

His visual work to accompany their albums. have been released two photo series at Sonic Scope Quarterly webzine, of the Lisbon Grain of Sound.

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xe_val on 11/13/2010 at 01:53AM

O.m.e.Ga en Concerto [2007]


Orquestra de Música espontanea de Galicia Improvising at Sala Nasa in Santiago de Compostela. Galicia (Sp) in December 2007

O.m.e.ga from Xe val on Vimeo.

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xe_val on 11/13/2010 at 01:34AM

Diálogos Táctiles [2007]

Project: Diálogos Táctiles

Category: Sound Art, Video

Period: July 2007

Event: Binauralmedia.org Art Residency

The Project I present is based on the interaction between the artist and the Nodar landscape, besides the simple field recording, in which the artist acts just like a mere spectator. In this case, I seek to develop a set of “dialogues with the landscape” and not just “on the landscape”, recording the sounds generated by the physical contact (percussive) with different kinds of vegetation (trees, bushes, plants) and ground (soil, stones, water), and additionally taken as intermediary other elements that are not from the landscape but are present in it (objects left by their inhabitants). I will then build improvised rhythms and structures (the ones that arise from the dialogue) that will be used as source material for a later digital process. Each action will arise from the natural attraction between the photographic look and the texture of each element of the landscape (that I will accomplish on a first visual recognition and from which a photo dossier will be made), bearing in mind the ability of each element to generate sound, besides it’s plasticity. After the sound actions are made with the chosen elements, I want to later decontextualize the result, manipulating it digitally in order to extract the desired musicality. A third part of the project will be made of video actions based on the previous actions an recordings.


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