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The Ka-band

by Ishak

A piece that refers to the attempts of Johannes Kepler for cracking the code of interplanetary communication through mathematics and musical waves. We explore Kepler's thoughts towards his theories of 1619 from his book Harmonice MundiThe Kepler spacecraft's discoveries today are transmitted from outer space to Earth through the Kepler band. Ka. The piece is composed of five movements with different musical themes inspired and extracted from his work. Harmonice Mundi written in 1619.

1. Tetrahedron-fire
2. Octahedron-air
3. Cube-earth
4. Icosahedron-water
5. Dodecahedron-cosmos or ether

The monologue dares to make us think about the relationship between mathematics and music, and how they are constructed to effect mental and physical understanding in us, and to make us question whether the space we occupy (the Earth) is also trying to communicate with the other celestial bodies in the same galaxy. Astronomy and the exploration of the sky have been constant since the appearance of human beings on our planet. Thanks to great thinkers such as KeplerIf we do, we have the scientific basis to advance in the creation of new technologies to be able to learn to listen to the Universe. Perhaps, we will find other kinds of bands (frequencies) that we have not been able to receive so far. What would Kepler Would you continue the search for this information out there in the galaxy or would you search here on our planet for the solutions to the mystery of the invisible but very powerful vibrations...?

Created on May 12, 2011.

Voice: Shak Benavides

Composition: Shak Benavides and Rosalind Harvey.

20 Years of Avant-Garde, Industrial & Electronic Music in Spain, Part 2

by Ishak

PT. 2

120:47 Entr'acte - No es deixi vestir per una màquina (From the compilation LP "Domestic Sampler UMYU", Umyu 1982)
124:09 Second Epoch of Man - Estado Natural de Comportamiento (From the compilation LP "Conspiración", Discos Proceso Uvegraf 1986)
125:30 Javier Segura - No Mires Atrás (From the Lp "Javier Segura", Jaja Records 1983)
129:44 Vagina Dentata Organ - Chant Premier (From the CD "Un Chien Catalan", WSNS 1994)
132:40 Xeerox - Untitled 7 (From the retrospective LP "1979 - 1981 [Spectral Remembrance Of An Old Electric Set], Anòmia 2013)
138:00 Corbusier Design - Internada (From the LP "Pérfido Encanto", Auxilio de Cientos 1985)
140:00 Geometric Splendor - Neuridine (From the K7 "Eg1", Esplendor Geometrico Records 1981)
143:55 Anton Ignorant - Banal (from the K7 compilation "Rythmetic - Compilacion Internacional", Fusion D.E. Producciones 1986)
148:00 Hegemony - Sherehzade (From the CD album "Arabian Nights", PSM Music 1996)
149:36 Macromassa - Viejo León en Paris (Unpublished, available in the Podcast "Los Hechos Pérez, Extra Material",
152:44 Javier Segura - The Modern Man (From the Lp "Nostalgia For The Human", Jaja Records 1986)
157:38 La Fura dels Baus - Ninsey City (From the Lp "Noun", Virgin 1990)
161:18 Mecanica Popular - Baku: 1922 (From the Lp "Baku: 1922", Accidental Recordings 1987)
165:14 Corbusier Design - Golpe de Amistad (From the Lp "El Alma de la Estrella", Auxilio de Cientos 1986)
168:58 Air Lines - Benelux (From the 7-inch "Landschaften / Benelux / Radiotron", Discos para Desayunar, 1983)
172:20 The Fall of the House of Usher - Insecticides (From the homonymous and self-published K7, 1984)
176:58 Logo - Contact Theory (From the compilation LP "Domestic Sampler UMYU", Umyu 1982)
179:55 Metal and AC - Data (From the 7″ "Data", Lollipop 1982).
184:42 Aviator Dro - Warsaw in Flames (From the 7″ "Nuclear, Yes", DRO 1982).
187:59 Tenth Victim - The Sign of the Cross (First Demo) (1982)
190:10 The Initiates - I am the Void (From the Lp "The Mark of Anubis", DRO 1982)
192:49 Macromassa - I Am Not the Ornithologist (From the compilation "The Last Eccentrics", Sculptured Sounds 1994)
195:59 Oviformia Sci - Fashion Magazines (Instrumental) (1981) (From the retrospective Lp "Hablamos de Nosotros", Elefant 2014)
200:26 Vienna Line - Island of the Sirens (Ulysses) (From the compilation LP "Non Plus Ultra 1980-1987″, Domestica 2012).
203:59 The Last Dream - Lost in the Tunnel of Time (From the 7" "The Tunnel of Time", Accidental Recordings 1982)
207:06 New Buildings - Stories for Long Rides (From the 12″ "Your Message", Klamm Records 1984).
210:17 Fanzine - Sin Complicarme [Originally on Maquetas (1982-84)] (From the Lp soundtrack of the film "El Futuro" by Luis López Carrasco, La Fonoteca 2015).
214:16 Claustrophobia - Paris Nostalgic (From the Lp "Arrebato (Música per a Vetllades D'Intriga)", Wilde Rekords 1984)
219:51 Uvegraf - Refractiva Ocular Expo No. 1 (From the compilation LP "Conspiracy", Discos Proceso Uvegraf 1986)
224:50 Terminal - Antigen Australia (From the 7″ "Antigen Australia", Sonido y Tecnica SA, 1981).