Pablo Diserens - Live at Kwia


forms of minutiae presents 'live at kwia’, a fragment of a recorded electroacoustic performance by field recordist and artist Pablo Diserens.

Amid winter, on one of the last nights of 2021, a group of people gather in the welcoming womb of a listening bar. Bordered by tiled walls and embraced by a simulated fog, cradled listeners soon forgo outer fluctuations. From a distance, dogs’ barks and bats’ calls reverberate into the space, Pablo Diserens’ concert has begun. What unfolds next is a weaving of biophonic field recordings with hums of blown and stroke glass bottles. The emerging electroacoustic ecoscape oscillates between animal stridulations and Helmholtz resonances. Wavering wind pulses and mirroring clangs intertwine with ultrasonic drones bringing the audience into oneiric realms. Ants, grasshoppers, and crickets infuse the room with vespertine warmth. Windows ooze with condensation. Winter seems far, as if morphed into a balmy summer night. A new landscape materializes, birthed by the set of frequencies at play. Buccal air gently throbs in and out of the glass vessels in glistening gestures. Pablo blows into their empty bottles one last time before handing the stage to a sizzling underwater mixture of rain drops and insectean... more

Limited edition cassette tape

performed live by pablo diserens for 'weich', a queer ambient event series at kwia (berlin) in december 2021.

photograph and design by pablo diserens
mastered by mathieu bonnafous
duration — 34'22''
tape production by tapedub (berlin)
performing photograph by Elisa Cucinelli

published by forms of minutiae — fom04 — 2022