Persistence of Sound

A new independent record label celebrating musique concrète, field recordings and the sounds in between.

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Beatriz Ferreyra
Huellas Entreveradas

Beatriz Ferreyra has been at the forefront of electroacoustic music composition since 1963 when she joined the Groupe de Recherches Musicales as one of Pierre Schaeffer’s research assistants. This album presents three unreleased contemporary works that reveal how Ferreyra continues to create compelling sounds from classic musique concrète techniques.

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The London Sound Survey

Thames presents diverse sound interactions along the River Thames that surprise with their musicality. As we travel from central London to the river’s furthest estuary, it feels like we’re travelling back in time. We hear the sounds of nature and industry in competition, from the pitched, quasi-musical sound of Tower Bridge lifting up, to the marsh frogs of Allhallows. More info

Iain Chambers
The Eccentric Press

Two musique concrète symphonies of industrial sound, in which musical relationships emerge from sounds more often regarded as noise. All the sounds were recorded by Sounds of Changes, a pan-EU project capturing obsolete and endangered industrial and domestic sounds. More info

Robert Worby
Factitious Airs

An LP of musique concrète that begins where pioneers like Schaeffer, Cage and Stockhausen left off. Robert Worby, of Langham Research Centre, creates a music of curious, disconnecting patterns, shape-shifting sounds and strange spaces. An album that invites detailed exploration. Repeated listening reveals more and more about these intriguing unseen worlds. More info

The Persistence of Sound Collection

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