Bedroom Symphonies

by Iris Garrelfs

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    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

    Download includes a lavish PDF brochure including photographs and text by Iris Garrelfs and an essay by Brandon LaBelle.

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  • Limited Edition CDR with Inserts
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Numbered, limited edition of 50 CDRs in frosted plastic flexible case, brown sugar paper insert. The CD is stamped with an antique rubber stamp, and the case includes two small individual photographs hand dated by Iris Garrelfs.

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Linear Obsessional is delighted to present this unique new work by the composer and sound artist Iris Garrelfs-

"Bedroom Symphonies Bedroom Symphonies is an album of eight compositions made from voice practice sessions during a number of tours and residencies. So, imagine me sitting on a hotel bed, or friend’s sofa, laptop on the night table with a head microphone plugged straight into it and you won’t be too far from reality.
As the practice microphone wasn’t exactly the best on the market and it was also used sans sound card, there is a certain raw feel to the sound. I have also tended to whack up the effects in places by way of compensation. That said I really like the way you can hear the materiality of the situation in the recordings, the quality of the equipment, my response to it, the occasional keyboard sound that creeps into a rhythm. The result is a rather curious, private set of pieces, performances entirely without an audience. Most pieces have somewhat mad stereo images - a fragmented counterpoint - best enjoyed with headphones.
Whilst the original recordings were made between 2005 and 2008, the album itself was created in 2014 from a series of shorter segments, without, however, any additional processing bar a few intros and endings. In the making I enjoyed internal references to Tracey Emin’s My Bed (1998), the infamous bedroom producer, and a gentle questioning of conceptions of liveness.
The booklet that comes with the download contains a selection of my photographs from the trips, and Brandon LaBelle has kindly contributed a text about my work, which you can find on page 33 of the brochure"
Iris Garrelfs, London, June 2014

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released July 2, 2014

All music by Iris Garrelfs.
Cover image from a rubber stamp found by Iris.
You can also view the accompanying brochure here-
issuu.com/ropis/docs/bedroomsymphonies-irisgarrelfs-book

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