EVP research by Michael Esposito, Case File PAW 142 GM15. This recording is edited from a live collaboration done with the results of a two days EVP workshop at the standard/deluxe art gallery in Lausanne, Switzerland, october 2012. (workshop co-produced by the LUFF festival).
EVP workshop source recordings done at an ancient school of anatomy, now a library.
Assembled, edited and mastered by Francisco Meirino at Shiver Mobile in 2013.
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MICHAEL ESPOSITO & FRANCISCO MEIRINO - THE PRESSURE OF KNOWLEDGE (7" flexi disc by Gerauschmanufaktur)
More Electronic Voice Phenomena from Michael Esposito. Normally he records those 'voices from beyond' and sends them out other parties for the creation of music, but in this particular case, we find him in a live collaboration with Francisco Meirino from Switzerland. In October last year they did a two day workshop on EVP in Lausanne (Switzerland). The piece here, roughly about five minutes (flexi discs are usually one-sided) contains hardly voice like sounds, or so it seems, but the rattling of chains in dungeons, and electronic sounds to go a long. Here we find Meirino in a less cut-up fashion than some of his other solo-releases, but in a rather straight forward manner, slowly breaking the piece apart and an obscured hum - with what on third hearing could perhaps be voices indeed, or at least one - remains until the end. This sounds great, but oh no, much too short to be fully satisfying. More, more! (FdW)
MORE INFORMATIONS :
Michael Esposito was born 1964 in Gary, Indiana. He is an experimental artist and researcher in Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP).
An ancestor of Alfred Vail, who invented the Morse Code and several early telegraph devices with his partner Samuel Morse.
Another ancestor, Jonathan Harned Vail was office manager and assistant to Thomas Edison in his later years when Edison
was attempting to develop a device to communicate with the dead. Michael studied communication theory at Purdue University, University of Notre Dame, American University in Cairo, Egypt and Governor's State University.
Over the years, under the Phantom Airwaves institution, Michael has participated in hundreds of paranormal investigations
all over the world. He has conducted extensive research at many active locations and has developed a great deal of unique
theory and devised many unique experiments within the field of EVP. Focusing primarily on EVP research, he has collected
tens of thousands EVPs and video.
Born in 1975, Francisco Meirino is active since 1994 (as phroq until 2009) in sound and live performance, he explores the
tension between programmable material and the potential for its failure by working mainly with the computer, magnetic fields
detectors, reel-to-reel tape recorders, piezo transducers and various acoustic devices.More than 100 live performances
in various venues and festivals in Europe, Japan and North America.
Over the years, Francisco Meirino had the honor to collaborate on studio and live with great artists such as :
Dave Phillips / Scott Arford / Michael Gendreau / Michael Esposito / Astro / Randy H.Y. Yau / Lasse Marhaug /
Mike Shiflet / Jason Kahn / Kiko C. Esseiva etc...
He has been awarded with the composition prize for experimental music in 2003 by the Swiss Art Counsil.
Francisco Meirino is Spanish but lives and works in Lausanne, Switzerland.