CHELONIA MYDAS
The Bazaar And The Cathedral snapshots
Stefaan Quix [1967] is a bassplayer & composer living and working in Brussels. Permanently active in three or four musical projects: bassplayer in mutant rock bands, improviser in Zornian apres-music formations or meticulous analyst of Glenn Gould's interpretations of "Die Goldberg Variationen". This latter project is called "The Bazaar and the Cathedral" and has become his main vector of individual expression. His compositional strategies are based on repetition, the use of micro-intervals and diverse cut and paste techniques. A new release in this series is expected in 2007.
THE BAZAAR AND THE CATHEDRAL 1.5
A movie by Els van Riel & Stefaan Quix
"... a decelerated image of a colourful horizon, untainted but for a passing ship, is related to a minimalist sound piece. Precisely calibrated tones are slowly pacing ahead, almost imperceptibly changing in frequency, pitch and colour. Sounds overflow, creating new accents and minimal shifts in tone. Music and image are constantly evolving but they give an impression of constituting an ageless continuum. This is beauty in its most simple form..." [more]

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The Bazaar And The Cathedral 1.4 This latest issue reflects Quix's interest in minimal music and instruction art. It is a long meditation based on the first two notes of The Goldberg Variations. The composition is divided in three parts, each one based on a set of instructions defining microchanges in pitch, delay, decay and frequency. [more]

The Bazaar And The Cathedral 1.2 This recording documents Quix's then obsession with the BOSS PS-2 Pitch Shifter / Delay and Glenn Gould's first recording of The Goldberg Variations. Recorded during 6 months about 10 hours of tape were then edited down to these 5 short tracks. [more]

LABEL NIGHTS 2006
by various snapshots artists
An aural snapshot of the snapshots festival 2006. [more]

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QUIET NIGHTS WITH QUIET STARS
by Quiet Stars
Lofi bossa nova from Brussels' best kept secret. [more]

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STAGED PIECES
by Benjamin Franklin
Two soundtracks for the stage. Solo piano and processed guitar. [more]

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ERREGUNG
by Béton
Strict minimalist composition for electric organ. Based on a harmonic series. [more]

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TRIPLE STREAMS
by Quix, Teuk & Yuri
Ambients post-rock for electronics, prepared bass and processed guitar. [more]

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FOR SEQUOIA
by Chalfont
A dreamlike, cinematic journey through a photograph of English garden in Tibet... [more]

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HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN
by Teuk Henri
Melancholic masterpiece by avant & après guitar anti-hero Teuk Henri. [more]

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YELLOW BLUE MELODY YOU
by Desliz
Moscow Discow meets Carlos Castaneda in Brussels. [more]

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KOFFIE ANAAL
by Raxinasky
Surreal Jazzcore for trumpesticide, drumsteak and guitarentula. [more]

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SONGS OF JOY
by Songs of Joy
Lo-Fi/Avant-folk interpretations of the Joy Division songbook. [more]

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