Xesús Valle's Blog
xe_val on 11/13/2010 at 01:53AM
Orquestra de Música espontanea de Galicia Improvising at Sala Nasa in Santiago de Compostela. Galicia (Sp) in December 2007
xe_val on 11/13/2010 at 01:34AM
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.
xe_val on 11/13/2010 at 01:13AM
Xesús valle +Martin Clarke - Lavadoiro performance
Xesús Valle and Martin clarke playing this field-performance during our artistic residency at Binauralmedia.org (July 07)
(19.9 M)VBR ZIP
xe_val on 11/13/2010 at 12:58AM
[alg037] - Xe - aliaXe
Ten micro-compositions designed not only to be heard with headphones, but also to be used as a ringtone in your cell phone.
Improvised and transformed between 05-07.
Xesús Valle: Drums, Objects, Processes.
xe_val on 11/13/2010 at 12:42AM
Xe - Drum un
VV.AA. Deja que coja el Sol - Ruidemos 
01 [ mp3 ] Background Noise : Neptune
02 [ mp3 ] Xe : Drum-un (ringtone)
03 [ mp3 ] Piscis : The Bed SkyII
04 [ mp3 ] xedh : Kolavkst, dos
06 [ mp3 ] Evamuss : Inédito_4 (live, Cho-Lo-Fi 26/05/02
07 [ mp3 ] Clon : 29 de diciembre de 2005
08 [ mp3 ] dj Amsia : Australopithecus
09 [ mp3 ] Sarah Vacher : L'œil vif
10 [ mp3 ] José de Diego : Pray (remixing Cooptr
11 [ mp3 ] Garrapata : Coagulada
12 [ mp3 ] Cooptrol : Mundo irracional
13 [ mp3 ] A Shy Boy : Escape
14 [ mp3 ] Billy Shears : Lady Nite
15 [ mp3 ] Toronto : Que la fuerza me acompañ
16 [ mp3 ] Juan Diego Tobalina : Violetas
17 [ mp3 ] Adrián Juárez : Malambo
18 [ mp3 ] Gastón Arévalo : Aviador
19 [ mp3 ] Tüsüri : Budua
20 [ mp3 ] Junkielover : Wings Of Storm
21 [ mp3 ] Wilder Gonzales Agreda : ¿Puedes ver lo que yo veo?
22 [ mp3 ] Aural Noise : A años luz
23 [ mp3 ] Rey Carbono : Nace, viene, sucede
diseño gráfico: Rey Carbono
xe_val on 11/13/2010 at 12:20AM
Xesús Valle - Torolóu
VV.AA. - Recopilatorio alg-label #2 [alg026]
- 01. @c: 56E1
- 02. madame cell: 899
- 03. Do: olatuetan behin
- 04. Durán Vázquez: Asturias, patria querida
- 05. Mig: Elmez
- 06. Kenneth Kirschner: oct. 13, 2001
- 07. Maina: Ou[tono]
- 08. Thanos Chrysakis: Flutter
- 09. Xesús Valle: Torolóu
- 10. äNACRUSä: La cocina de Jonás
- 11. Neno: Intento
- 12. Berio Molina: Cáumico
- 13. Brian Lavelle: The selby codex
- 14. Longina: Vino
alg-label compilate#2 CD-r(limited edition) / Online
14 exclusive tracks by artists from Galicia, Portugal, Euskal Herria, United States, Greece and scotland.
Alg-a netlabel want to thank all the artists involved in this proyect.
M.Carvalhais & P.Tudela, N.Muñoz, J.Irazoki, D. Vazquez, M. Seoane, K. Kirschner, I. Cordal, T. Chrysakis, X. Valle, M. Pinheiro, R. Janeiro, B. Molina, B. Lavelle e C. Longina.
xe_val on 11/12/2010 at 11:58PM
Uveaele - Lava D´or
VV.AA. Far Afield - Webbed hand records 055
"The idea behind this compilation was to challenge phonographers and musicians to find a middle ground between their two crafts by sculpting field recordings into creative compositions without using traditional instrumentation (unless captured in the field). The terms passive to describe the phonographers process of capturing sound and active to describe the composers process were used; however, this sparked a great debate over how passive the phonographers craft is. In reality, phonography can be quite active in the choices of location and timing of the recordings, the placement and movement of the microphones, etc. However, in relative terms, the phonographers product is rarely as ordered as a musicians composition and a composers product utilizes sounds that are generated for his or her specific purpose. This compilation allotted the artists the opportunity to find a middle ground in the realm of musique concrete.
First Disk A01. Quiet American - Khulna Station (for Andrew Raffo Dewar) A02. Erick Gallun - Open Field Decay A03. Lyndsey Cockwell - DWP A04. Don Bosco - Watching A05. Doug Haire - The Hand Off A06. John Hanes - Tuscan Gate A07. o.m.s. - n.m.a - format2002edit04m A08. Carlo Giordani - Valle Rossa A09. John Roach - The Two Shades A10. Christopher Fleeger - Painting A11. Direwires - Dayslumber via the Train A12. devslashnull - Von Roll Grate System Test: 1984 A13. Raphael Lyon - Virginia Beach A14. Scott Smallwood - Basement Well A15. The Outsider - Aurora Storm A16. Angus Carlyle - The Sea Swells AgainSecond Disk B01. Carlos Santos - Crossing Point B02. Pete Stollery - Banchory Ears B03. Giuseppe Rapisarda - Dalla Finestra B04. HarS - SportNationalB05. Uveaele - Lava dOr B06. Aaron Lewis - Long Pond 2/1 10am B07. Steve Bradley - SO2 Emission B08. Robert Horton - Insect Trust B09. Eric Bollman - 14th Street B10. Davide Morelli - Foto.01 B11. Thanos Chrysakis - Afar...Sounds Begin to Ooze B12. Martiensgohome - White Chapel Moose B13. Ambrose Pottie - Chainwash 16 B14. Seht - Death in Strip-mall B15. Archive - Imprint B16. Fred Yarm - Downspout Gamelon
xe_val on 11/12/2010 at 11:32PM
Montgó Records 003
Title: La casa microscopica
Cover art: Gemma Ballesteros
Track list :
xe_val on 11/12/2010 at 11:09PM
[ALG012] - uveaele - O forno das formulacións
the album concept starts with a journey to the "santa mariña de augas santas" underground chapell, called "o forno" in allariz (ourense, spain). mysterious place where the water flows on the floor, under an arched dome and an absolute darkness.
Five manipulations of a single field recording in the basement of the chapel, give way to the only album of this Valle´s audio project "Uveaele"
xe_val on 11/12/2010 at 10:56PM
[ALG-SET001] - Plumb and Plumber - Live Set
laptop improvisation at the I alg-a live acts in the Fine Arts School. Pontevedra, Sp. sinewaves, field recordings, noise and a synth(zynaddsubfx)perfomance.
p&p proyect was created in 2002 by Xesús Valle.