TTW#67 – Sharon Gal – Birdsongs
Cassette only – limited edition of 150 copies
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B1: Alarm Call
B2: Étude (1st)
B3: Trouble in Paradise (2010)
Illustration – SavX.
Sharon Gal is a vocalist, artist, performer and musician – voice / electronics / free improvisation / collaborative group compositions / field recordings / radio / mixed media. She performs solo, and in regular collaboration with Steve Beresford, Steve Noble, Alex Ward, John Edwards, Dylan Nyoukis, Phil Minton and Feral Singers. She also conductsand performs a series of experimental collaborative group compositions; L'esprit d'escalier – for voices in a staircase, Long Drone – for a large ensemble of various instruments, Toy Orchestra – for children and adults, and Gals with Guitars – for female guitar players.
Gal is a founder member of London’s arts radio, Resonance 104.4 FM and over the past 13 years has presented and produced various programmes, including; Diggers, with Edwin “Savage Pencil” Pouncey, Venus Rising, In Search of Inspiration, and a weekly sound-diary, Stereo Cilia.
Her music has been released by Ash International, Paradigm Records, Chocolate Monk, Emanem and Ecstatic Yod, with the most recent 7” release, Melancoholic, being on the American Tapes label.
The Wire (UK):
Another great release by Gal, recorded in the depths of her secret hideout in London. When it starts up, you think it’s going to be a rooster fest out in the dawn of a country morn. But after a while, different voices and weird instrumental treatments enter the picture, and soon you’re galavanting down pathways of the unknown tongue. Transmutational genius!