Music&Sound Design

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This is the page for vinyl record services.

WAX COLLECTION

 

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FOR COMPANIES OR PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS.

Playlist for hotels, restaurants or fashion shops. Vinyl record hunter services (finding "hard to find" records, limited editions, test pressing, etc). High end equipment, digitalization of massive collections, workflow, upload to the system, database, shelving and conservation advice.

 

ZHENG LU EXHIBITION.

Sound Design and Vinyl Records

I had the opportunity to create the sound for the opening exhibition of the celebrated Beijing-based artist Zheng Lu, in an art gallery of Qatar. This kind of events are no easy to manage because the audience is focused on buying art (in the best case scenario), and the gallery wants supermarket-music so that keep the audience relaxed while they are thinking about their wallets.

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Anyway, I wanted to know more about the Zheng Lu works and I did a little research to see how his art could sound. Metal, graphical symbol, water, ice, natural environments,  natural shapes, city, industrial and heart were the sounds that I was able to find. I noted down his name in my favourite-artist list between Equipo Crónica and Paco Pomet.

I added to my tool set (vinyl records, turntables and one old fashion mixer) a microphone, a paper bag, a glass, a spoon and my voice.

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The workflow was recording the sources in a little sampler, processing and blending with vinyl records on real time. The textures that I was looking for were silence (there is no totally silence, you know), noise, steps, metal door, sound of the desert and holding a frequency ratio between 5kHz and 16kHz. There was music as well, sure. From "The voice of the energy" by Kraftwerk (Radio-Aktivitat, LP, Kling Klang, Germany 1975) to "Person I knew" by Bill Evans Trio (Moon Beams, LP, Riverside Records, US, 1962).

 

STROMBOLI

Aside Roberto Rossellini's film, Stromboli is a project where mixing vinyl records and films. Initially thought as a performance for the museums of Qatar, mixing vinyl records over films with an experimental focus. But little by little we opened the field to clubs, editing and projecting the images of the film in a dynamic way and mixing electronic music; In addition we created a monthly magazine where we talk about film music composers, record shops or vinyl records.

 

LE BALLON ROUGE (STROMBOLI PROJECT)

In this video you can see a demo of Stromboli. Mixing two copys of the same vinyl record over the short film Le Ballon Rouge (Albert Lamorisse, France 1956. Talks about the friendship between a kid and a balloon ), and matching the intensity of the music with the action of the film:

  • Sunrise in Paris
  • Grabbing the balloon
  • The bus
  • Running
  • Leaving the school
  • Walking in Paris
  • The balloon stay with me

FROM JAZZ TO ELECTRONIC MUSIC.

Searching and buying the vinyl records in shops across 5 continents to set the perfect mood for a private dinner, cocktail or events. We create a playlis adapted to our customer's needs: Audience, time of the day or atmospheres. Turntables, mixer and special needles are included in the performance day.