Shane’s Monthly Picks

In everyday life Shane Burmania has the grateful task as event programmer for The Rest is Noise, a concert series for the weird and wonderful in the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ. He also curates programs in contemporary music for the Korzo Theatre in The Hague. Shane has a soft spot for any music with hints of cosmic, futuristic and transcendental sounds. Here’s five to start us off. Enjoy.

Pauline Oliveros, Stuart Dempster, Panaiotis – Deep Listening

The extraordinary artist, composer and philosopher Pauline Oliveros passed away two weeks ago. It wouldn’t feel right to give a selection of tracks to listen to without honoring Oliveros, who has taught – and continues to teach – us how to listen. This is perhaps her most famous recording and the one that started her Deep Listening movement. It was recorded in a cistern, 4 meters underground, with a reverberation time of 45 seconds.

Oren Ambarchi – Hubris

Oren Ambarchi has been releasing music for years, perhaps even decades, and he just seems to get better with every record. Not for every moment of the day but when the intensity grabs you, it’s out of this world.

Lorenzo Senni – Win In The Flat World

On repeat ever since it came out.

Serpentwithfeet – Four Ethers

Similar in grandeur to Lorenzo Senni, but obviously from a totally different background. Love the rewinds and that it’s classical music, yet it isn’t.

Klein – Arrange

Don’t know a lot about Klein, but she intrigues me in a similar way that Hype Williams did when I first heard them.

Photo credits: Foppe Schut