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::: homework – year 2 :::

my new work, echo surveys: viljandi (reimagined), is available for free download, or to stream above, on the second annual taâlem records compilation, ‘homework – year 2’, amongst 10 hours of music by many great artists and friends. some words from jean-marc boucher:

it’s that time again between saint nicolas (non-belgian people will probably not understand) and christmas. please welcome back “homework” for its second year. as last year, we’ve asked every taâlem (and sublabels) artist to submit a new and previously unreleased track, created/tweaked/finalized during 2017. the response was even more massive than last year: we have got 67 tracks (there were 52 in 2016). most of the contributing artists were already present last year, others couldn’t unfortunately make it this year but there are a lot of new names! please enjoy taâlem’s end-of-year present.

and a few words about the piece: echo surveys is an ongoing series of activities including performances, workshops, installations, and compositions that consist of site-specific sonic interventions; all sounds heard are produced and/or recorded in a chosen space, using only materials found therein. this ‘reimagined’ work adds a new layer; it is based on a live performance in the noisy november 2017 festival at supersonicum in viljandi, estonia on 2017.11.17, and is composed from the initial field recordings made in the space to be used in the performance, as well as from the recording of the performance itself. also participating in the performance and therefore in this composition were erik alalooga and taavi suisalu (the event organiser and other performer on the bill that night, respectively) and a number of members of the public.”

my contribution to homework – year 1 can be found here.

::: homework – year 1 :::

my new work, the docks sing in strange tongues, is available for free download, or to stream above, on the first annual taâlem records compilation, ‘homework – year 1’, amongst 7 hours of music by many great artists and friends. some words from jean-marc boucher:

“homework – year 1” is the first volume in an ongoing series of compilations which will hopefully be released at the end of each year and will gather unreleased tracks recorded/finalised during the year by as many taâlem artists as possible.

the idea came from a cassette compilation named “opus 1” released in 1992 by the french label les nouvelles propagandes featuring brume and internal fusion amongst other french artists. the idea was to release each year tracks by the same artists. there were sadly no other editions…

inspired by this concept, we’ve asked every artist who had a release on taâlem during these past 15 years to contribute an unreleased track recorded/finalised in 2016.

a total of 52 artists have sent us a track for this first edition. most are still active, some have changed their project name, others got back from their retirement for this occasion!

we have unfortunately not been able to gather everyone… some artists have stopped creating music, some have disappeared, others we lost contact with and couldn’t get in touch again, others didn’t have enough time to contribute… we’ll try to gather even more artists next year!