MICROTOPIES 2019, new release. Great 1′ miniatures from 69 artists from 11 countries.

MICROTOPIES 2019, new release. Great 1′ miniatures from 69 artists from 11 countries.

This is the album with the eighth global call for Microtopies. The Microtopies are sonic miniatures that shape a special edition of Radio Música i Geografía (Ràdio Gràcia FM, Barcelona), the weekly radio program by Gràcia Territori Sonor. The aim is to make a sonic route through a map of randomly assigned events, since the pieces received have been included in strict order of reception. This year have been received 69 pieces from 11 countries. Now, we invite you to take this journey. You will enjoy the maximum quality of sound recorded by the authors. Don’t listen to them by your computer loudspeakers but rather plug them in a decent sound system or put on good headphones otherwise you will miss a lot of sounds and frequencies…  Good trip!
Gràcia Territori Sonor wants to acknowledge all the artists who have generously participated in this project… thank you for making these Microtopies 2019 come true!

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BIRINI BIRINI, by Zero de Conducta, Live at Andròmina Festival, Pallejà, 2-12-2017. FULL PERFORMANCE!!

BIRINI BIRINI, by Zero de Conducta, Live at Andròmina Festival, Pallejà, 2-12-2017. FULL PERFORMANCE!!

BIRINI BIRINI (based on a text by Albert Subirats) by Zero de Conducta; Live at Andròmina Festival, Pallejà, 2-12-2017.

Montserrat Marfany: voice objects; offscope Jordi Buscà: guitar, electronics; Captain Enric Solà: drums; Jaume Martín: percussions, objects, casiotone; Sir Pere Canals: guitar; Dr Antoni Robert: synthesizer; Visual Pal: live video; Primo Gabbiano: festival organizer; Pepe Ruz: photographer; Read more

NEW VIDEO!! “Dedicated to you, but you were flipped out” by Zero de Conducta featuring Boris Porter.

Boris Porter, soprano sax;  Montserrat Marfany, voice, xilophone;  Jaume Martin, keyboard;  Sir Pere Canals, electric guitar;  offscope Jordi Buscà, guitar;  Dr Antoni Robert, synthesizer, kaosspad;  Captain Enric Solà, drums.  Recorded at Garcilaso, 17-11-2018, Barcelona; Images from 1833 McLeans Optical Illusions or Magic Panorama, from Media Magica series by Werner Nekes and from the BFI archive collection.

 

New video! “Unwelcome to the machine” By Zero de Conducta featuring Bernat Boris Porter.

New video! “Unwelcome to the machine” By Zero de Conducta featuring Bernat Boris Porter.

“Unwelcome to the machine” By Zero de Conducta featuring Bernat Boris Porter. Bernart Boris Porter: curved soprano sax;  Montserrat Marfany: voice, percusion; Dr Antoni Robert: synthesizer; Captain Enric Solá: drums, beat box; Jaume Martin: guitar; offscope Jordi Buscà: voice, sequencer; Sir Pere Canals: guitar.  17-11-18 Garcilaso, Barcelona. Images: Metropolis 1927 Film by Fritz Lang based on the homonymous novel written by Thea von Harbou. Produced by Captain Enric Solá. Read more

Nʉmʉnʉʉ (Hommage to original american natives) by Zero de Conducta featuring Boris Porter, 2018.

Nʉmʉnʉʉ (Hommage to original american natives) by Zero de Conducta featuring Boris Porter, 2018.

Nʉmʉnʉʉ (Hommage to original american natives) by Zero de Conducta featuring Boris Porter.  Boris Porter, soprano sax, voice; Montserrat Marfany, voice; Jaume Martin, electric guitar; Sir Pere Canals, keyboard; offscope Jordi Buscà, synthesizer, vocals; Dr Antoni Robert, glockenspiel; Captain Enric Solà, drums Percussions; and chants from Comanche traditional dance at the beginning and the end. Recorded at Garcilaso, 17-11-2018, Barcelona. Read more

Extreme Comfort by Zero de Conducta featuring Marcelo Acosta. 2018.

Extreme Comfort by Zero de Conducta featuring Marcelo Acosta. Marcelo Acosta, bass & synthesized bass, Sir Pere Canals, guitar, offscope Jordi Buscà, guitar, vocals, Dr Antoni Robert, guitar, Captain General Enric Solà, drums, Montserrat Marfany, inspirations, Jaume Martín, influence, 14-7-2018 at Garcilaso, Barcelona. Images: El Hotel Electrico of Segundo de Chomón (1908) Produced by Captain Solà for ZdC.

“Bustling Butterflies” by Zero de Conducta, featuring Marcelo Acosta; 14-7-2018

Marcelo Acosta, bass & synthesized bass; Sir Pere Canals, guitar; offscope Jordi Buscà, guitar, vocals; Dr Antoni Robert, guitar; Captain General Enric Solà, drums; Montserrat Marfany, inspirations; Jaume Martín, influence; 14-7-2018 at Garcilaso, Barcelona Images: 1895-1908 Loie Fuller’s Serpentine Dance.

ZdC joining efforts with Marcelo “Mr. Loop” Acosta!!!  A killer bassist and loops & drones experimenter. And using the advanced images of Loie Fuller (1862-1928).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loie_Fuller   https://soundcloud.com/the-daily-loops-project  https://zerodeconducta.bandcamp.com/   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfwcfTwSpC4WCA4YKewUL2Q/videos?view_as=subscriber

HAZARDOUS MATERIAL, new cd by ZERO DE CONDUCTA for HAZARD RECORDS

HAZARDOUS MATERIAL, new cd by ZERO DE CONDUCTA for HAZARD RECORDS

Fresh from the oven. Free download!! Just follow the link, and discover many other wonders.

Improvised and played by Zero de Conducta:

Montserrat Marfany, vocals, percussions, kochlos, glockenspiel, xylophone
Jaume Martin, guitar, glockenspiel, casiotone, xylophone, percussions, keyboard, bass
Offscope Jordi Buscà, guitar, vocals, percussions, samples
Captain Enric Solà, drums, percussions, bass
Sir Pere Canals, guitar, percussions, keyboard, vocals
Dr Antoni Robert, guitar, synthesizer, percussions, whistles, bass Read more

Whatching the Wonder Wheels (As Time Goes By), by Zero de Conducta

Brand new video by Zero de Conducta. A melancholic reflection on how time flows and illusions are substituted by cold pragmatism (cold facts would say Rodriguez). Vaguely inspired by Lennon’s Whatching the Wheels. We, the band, are not at all pessimistic people. We are alive and willing to enjoy every moment. That’s the reason why we are sharing our feelings. And we are sincere. We will be happy if you feel our emotions with us.

Montserrat Marfany, voice, objects; Jaume Martín, guitar; offscope Jordi Buscà, keyboards, voice, drum machine; Sir Pere “Channels” Canals, inspirations; Captain Enric Solà, objects, distillates, smoke; Dr Antoni Robert, drums, effects; from 4-4-2018 Garcilaso session.

Orquestra Do D’Acords & Zero de Conducta at Albareda, Barcelona, 8-3-2018; BCN ImproFest

Orquestra Do D’Acords & Zero de Conducta at Albareda, Barcelona, 8-3-2018; BCN ImproFest

Orquestra Do D’Acords & Zero de Conducta at Albareda, Barcelona, 8-3-2018; BCN ImproFest 2018;  Joao Braz, conductor; Pablo Pérsico, conductor + 21 percussionists & Montserrat Marfany, voice, objects; Jaume Martín, keyboard; offscope Jordi Buscà, guitar; Sir Pere Canals, guitar; Captain Enric Solà, drums; Dr. Antoni Robert, synthesizer & guitar; Pepe Ruz, visual art and B&W pictures; Read more

The naughty red spirit, by Zero de Conducta, Barcelona, 20-1-2018

The naughty red spirit, by Zero de Conducta, Barcelona, 20-1-2018

L’esperit vermell entremaliat, (The naughty red spirit), by Zero de Conducta: offscope Jordi Buscà, noise; Jaume Martín, keyboard; Montserrat Marfany, voice & glockespiel; Captain Enric Solà, drums; Sir Pere Canals, guitar, pandora; Dr Antoni Robert, synth; + Bea Vilaseca, voice & objects; Pepe Ruz, bass;  from the Walking Zombies session, Garcilaso, Barcelona, 20-1-2018; Images from: The Red Spectre (1907), Segundo de Chomón.

La dansa de la foscor (Dance of darkness) by Zero de Conducta, Barcelona, 20-1-2018

La dansa de la foscor (Dance of darkness) by Zero de Conducta, Barcelona, 20-1-2018

La dansa de la foscor (Dance of darkness) by Zero de Conducta,  offscope Jordi Buscà, guitar, voice; Jaume Martín, keyboard; Montserrat Marfany, voice & objects; Captain Enric Solà, drums; Sir Pere Canals, guitar, pandora; Dr Antoni Robert, synth; + Bea Vilaseca, voice & objects; Pepe Ruz, bass.  From the Walking Zombies session, Garcilaso, Barcelona, 20-1-2018.  Read more

ZERO DE CONDUCTA first CD in the 2017 TOP20 of a Jazz Noise

ZERO DE CONDUCTA first CD in the 2017 TOP20 of a Jazz Noise

We the band are very happy about it, and encouraged to continue exploring the sound boundaries.15439843_10209219448978357_4335256460640266718_n - copia

Listen & download it here: https://zerodeconducta.bandcamp.com/

See the full TOP20 list with comments here: http://ajazznoise.com/the-best-jazz-noise-of-2017/

We are deeply grateful to Dave Foxhall.

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NEW RECORD!! ZERO DE CONDUCTA & DAVE JACKSON, ZEROTONINE 2​.​0

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Listen or download it here:

https://antonirobertgadea.bandcamp.com/album/zero-de-conducta-dave-jackson-zerotonine-20

Recorded between March and September, 2017, in Barcelona and Sheffield (UK).
Produced by Zero de Conducta & Dave Jackson
Artwork by Jordi Buscá
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Dave Jackson

released October 20, 2017

Dave Jackson, alto saxophone, clarinet
Montserrat Marfany, percussions, glockenspiel, xilophone, voice, bourou, objects
Jordi offscope Buscà, Martin acoustic guitar, effects, VoxLabEchoes & loops, voice
Sir Pere Canals Miró, Roland synthesizer, electric guitar
Jaume Martín, guitar, xilophone & harmonica, cassiotone, percussions
Dr Antoni Robert, Fender Squire synthesized, guitar, Roland GR-55, Blofeld synthesizer & beatstep, percussions
Captain Enric Solà, drums and percussions, bass & spirits

NEW ALBUM: ZERO DE CONDUCTA#2 PISCODÈLIC EMSEMBLAE

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Get it here:    https://antonirobertgadea.bandcamp.com/album/zerodeconducta-2-piscod-lic-emsemblae
Montserrat Marfany, percussions, glockenspiel, xilophone, voice, bourou
Jordi offscope Buscà, Martin acoustic guitar, effects, VoxLabEchoes & loops
Sir Pere Canals Miró, Roland synthesizer, guitar & freshly made ratatouille
Jaume Martín, xilophone & harmonica, cassiotone & drums
Dr Antoni Robert, Fender Squire synthesized, guitar, Roland GR-55, Blofeld synthesizer & beatstep
Captain Enric Solà, drums and percussions, bass & mushrooms

NEW VIDEO! Steppin’in’n’out (The dance of the bowlers) by Zer0 de Conducta, 2017

Improvised & played by: offscope Jordi Buscà, Martin guitar, echoLab, mac, loops, Jaume Martín, Roland piano, Montserrat Marfany, voice & objects, Lieutenant Enric Solà, drums, percussions, tea & sympathy, Sir Pere Canals, synthesized guitar, Dr Antoni Robert, Blofeld synth, sequencer, home made synth.

from Garcilaso session, 16-09-2017

Visit our bandcamp site:  https://antonirobertgadea.bandcamp.com/releases

Images from: Hans Richter, 1928 Dadaist Film Man Ray, Le Retour a la Raison (1923) Maya Deren remix of Le Squelette joyeux, 1943 Auguste & Louis Lumière, Le Squelette joyeux (1895) Marcel Duchamp – Anemic Cinema, 1926 Martin Fish – N.O.Z.E.R.O – Viking Eggeling’s Symphonie Diagonale experimental film (1924) NOSEYBONK stop motion animation with creepy ass dolls WALTZINBLACK, 2013 Rhythmus 21 (1921) By Hans Richter VHS VCR Interference Noise, Pauls Vids, 2014

New Video: Ales fosques (I&II) (Excerpts) by Zero de Conducta from Garcilaso session 15-7-2017

Montserrat Marfany, percussions, glockenspiel
Jordi offscope Buscà, Martin acoustic guitar, VoxLabEchoes & loops
Sir Pere Canals Miró, Roland synthesizer
Jaume Martín, xilophone & harmonica
Dr Antoni Robert, Fender Squire synthesized guitar, Roland GR-55
Captain Enric Solà, percussions

Excerpts from the 19′ track to be released soon.
Images from:
Flying Dove Flock by mrtimtangblog
White bird flapping on black background shooting with high speed camera phantom flex, by dizi sever
White dove by vliegvogels

Tomorrow Never Knows by Zero de Conducta, 2017

Warming up at the beginning of the session shattering a great tune, with the greatest respect. A divertimento with improvised words by Sir Pere Canals Miró. Not all of us were aware that the recorder was on!

Zero de Conducta

Montserrat Marfany, percussions
Jordi offscope Buscà, Martin acoustic guitar
Sir Pere Canals Miró, voice and improvised words
Jaume Martín, percussions
Dr Antoni Robert, electric guitar
Captain Enric Solà, bass & percussions (not at the same time!)

from La Joncosa Piscodèlic Session 3-6-2017

Original song by Lennon & McCartney

Images from:
Kinetic Circles, videomapping (Pour l’amour de l’art), Modelo: Saray Diaz
60’s Garage, Surf, Freakbeat & Psychedelic Music – Vol. 4 & 22, (GrimlyFormingPW)
Seventh Sense (Excerpt) / 第七感官 (五分鐘版) (Anarchy Dance Theatre)

Sweaty Bouganvillea by Zero de Conducta (2016)

from the cd IMPROVISATION EMSEMBLAE

from La Joncosa session, 6-8-2016

Montserrat Marfany, vocals & percussion
Jaume Martin, guitar
Dr Antoni Robert, synthesised guitar
offscope Jordi Buscà, guitar & vocals
Sir Pere Canals, guitar
Enric Solà, drums & bouganvilleas

The CD is available trough our web page.
Limited to 100 numbered copies.
Ask for details.

Images from Cannabic Grower, Netz Tube,
UndergroundBotanix

Walking on the meek side ( The Fresh Made Samfaina) by Zer0 de Conducta 2017

From Garcilaso 2 session (18-03-2017), and a lisergic digestion

Improvised & played by

Montserrat Marfany, xilophone, voice, bourou
offscope Jordi Buscà, guitar & effects
Sir Pere Canals, guitar & ratatouille
Jaume Martín, cassiotone & drums (2nd half)
Dr Antoni Robert, Blofeld synthesizer & beatstep
Enric Solà, drums (1st half), Bass & mushrooms

Images from Nikon D3200, Oxford Street
London Walk Sight and Sounds.
Zero de conducta es un grupo de música improvisada, experimental, electro-acústica, electrónica de Barcelona.
Componentes: Jordi Buscà, Pere Canals, Montserrat Marfany, Jaume Martin, Antoni Robert y Enric Solà.
Influencias: Krautrock, psicodelia, Canterbury sound, Indusctial, Ambient, Dadá, Contemporanea, World music
Can, Amon Dül, Gong, Velvet Underground, Soft machine, Miles Davis, OME Acustic

Solaris (The Living Thing) by ZER0 DE CONDUCTA (2017)

from Garcilaso 2 session 18-3-2017

Improvised and played by:

Montserrat Marfany, vocals & percussion
Jaume Martin, objects
Dr Antoni Robert, synthesizer & sequencer
offscope Jordi Buscà, guitar & electronics
Sir Pere Canals, guitar
Enric Solà, smoke & drums

Images: from Solaris (Russian: Солярис, tr. Solyaris) a 1972 Soviet science fiction art film adaptation of Polish author Stanisław Lem’s novel Solaris (1961).
The film was co-written and directed by Andrei Tarkovsky.

The film is a meditative psychological drama occurring mostly aboard a space station orbiting the fictional planet Solaris. The scientific mission has stalled because the skeleton crew of three scientists have fallen into separate emotional crises. Psychologist Kris Kelvin travels to the Solaris space station to evaluate the situation only to encounter the same mysterious phenomena as the
others.

Natalya Bondarchuk (Hari)
Donatas Banionis (Kris Kelvin)

Thoresby Colliery Last Ride by ZERO DE CONDUCTA , 2016

Two milion Pounds underground!!  This is still there, waiting ….  A fascinating underground world build by brave people.

Laphroaig and Ardbeg aroma brings me there.

 

from La Joncosa session, 6-8-2016

Improvised and played by:

Montserrat Marfany, vocals & percussion
Jaume Martin, guitar
Dr Antoni Robert, synthesised guitar
offscope Jordi Buscà, guitar & vocals
Enric Solà, drums & distillates

Images: from Glen Talbot.
Two of these locos were left underground when the colliery closed, the locos cost a million pound each.
Zero de conducta es un grupo de música improvisada, experimental, electro-acústica, electrónica de Barcelona.
Componentes: Jordi Buscà, Pere Canals, Montserrat Marfany, Jaume Martin, Antoni Robert y Enric Solà.
Influencias: Krautrock, psicodelia, Canterbury sound, Indusctial, Ambient, Dadá, Contemporanea, World music
Can, Amon Dül, Gong, Velvet Underground, Soft machine, Miles Davis, OME Acustic

The Dark Side of the Men (E Blues) by ZERO DE CONDUCTA, 2017.

This one is about hard work and anguish, and it’s obviously a blues. We want to work; we need to work; we feel lucky if we got a job; but most of us are working for the Dark Side of humankind; or should I say “unhumankind”?

The Dark Side of the Men
(E Blues)

from Garcilaso session, 4-2-2017

Montserrat Marfany, vocals & percussion
Jaume Martin, casiotone, xilophone, glockenspiel
Dr Antoni Robert, synthesised guitar
offscope Jordi Buscà, guitar & vocals
Sir Pere Canals, guitar
Enric Solà, drums & hammers

Images: 1936 Footage of a Car Assembly Line, filmed at the Chevrolet Plant in Flint, Michigan, and of a Steel Industry 1944 Youngstown, Ohio.

Zero de conducta es un grupo de música improvisada, experimental, electro-acústica, electrónica de Barcelona.

Here it is! IMPROVISATION EMSEMBLAE by Zer0 de Conducta

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We have just published the IMPROVISATION EMSEMBLAE CD in a limited edition of 100 numbered and personalized copies in the graphic part, according to the tradition of the graphic work of the plastic artists. A small part of these 100 copies is available to anyone who is interested and wants to collaborate in the continuity of this project. For details, please send us a private message or leave a comment, and we will answer you. Thank you very much. ZER0 DE CONDUCTA

 

ZER0DECONDUCTA – #1

Montserrat Marfany – voice, percussion, slide guitar
offScope Jordi Buscà – guitar, bass, voice, effects & distractions
Sir Pere Canals – guitar, bass, percussion
Jaume Martín – guitar, synthesized guitar, percussion, glockenspiel, xylophone
Dr. Antoni Robert – synthesized guitar, bass, IC4039 synthesizer, percussion
Captain Enric Solà – drums, percussion, bass, distillates

Living Fast
Let’s Dance
Careful with that Fridge, Kike
The Secret
Lost and Adrift
Sweaty Bougainvillea
L’Origen
The Lost Sound of the Monolith
(69:33)

Barcelona, 2016

Zer0deConducta is a relatively new Barcelona six-piece, self-described as, “an improvised, experimental, electro-acoustic group” – a new project it might be, but it’s comprised of musicians and improvisers who’ve been around long enough to know what they’re doing. While the city’s free improv scene currently falls into two (very) broad halves – the non-idiomatic practitioners focused on pure sound and an often more minimalist ‘faction’ that tends to combine sound with visual arts (theatre, dance, performance, spontaneous painting/drawing)* – Zer0deConducta seem to be heading into different territory.
*(I’ll probably get into trouble for this simplistic analysis.)

Partly it’s their approach to creation which strikes me as stemming from more of a ‘jamming’ philosophy; i.e. not the kind of improvisation that seeks to avoid what has gone before but is happy to draw on the past to create something new. It often feels like songs are being constructed on the hoof, with clear rhythmic sections and repetition, resulting in a fairly instant payoff for the listener while retaining plenty of room for spontaneity (Let’s Dance is a good case in point).

Maybe it’s the instrumentation? No horns or reeds here. And the only instrument that might involve keyboard input is the synthesizer. Instead, the music comes from layers of guitars and bass, with drums, numerous percussive accents, and occasional vocal passages. But don’t imagine there’s any lack of improvisatory daring…

The disc walks a thin line between freedom and structure, managing not only to maintain its balance but also create improvisations that are very, very accessible. What’s more, the choice and ordering of the material seems to have been done with accessibility in mind – the listener is given a chance to become immersed in the music before some of the more challenging sounds and passages occur. In other words, this is a well-constructed album, a coherent listening experience. How refreshingly traditional – dare I type the words “crossover appeal”?

I have a much-prized 3-LP set, “La Ciudad Secreta – The experimental sounds of Barcelona 1971-1991” (Munster Records) and the mood of loose experimentation in some of Zer0deConducta’s music (e.g. the swirling psychedelic eddies of Sweaty Bougainvillea) is reminding me of some of those recordings, linking back to the past history (is there any other kind?) of improvisation and experimental music in the city. Nice.

And finally, the care taken with the music carries over to the packaging: all hand-crafted, individually stamped and a jet black CD with central sticker and faux-LP grooves – exquisite. By the way, the instruction on the CD is well-judged: “PLAY IT LOUD!”

With only 100 numbered copies available (well, 99 because #42 is mine, all mine!) the actual disc could be hard to find.

 

New comment:

Luis Pita Moreno
Ayer a las 10:35 ·
Zer0deConducta | #1 .
Ya tengo mi ejemplar (37/100) de esta preciosa y cuidada edición numerada del disco de Zer0de Conducta, ensemble de improvisación. Un disco que no es para bailar, ni para tener de fondo mientras lees, ni para hacer una escena de sofá, a menos que quieras hacer una escena de sofá cubista… Es un disco para escuchar. Un trabajo magnífico que demuestra la habilidad de estos maestros de la improvisación contemporánea, a los que desde luego sería interesante ver navegar por terrenos minimalistas y ambient, más meditativos, porque creo que tendrían mucho que aportar.