Beyond her Frequency Spectrum

I’ve made a new year album. Last year I made one, so I thought that I should make another one this year.

Happy 2019 to everyone!

November Film (complete)

*WARNING: This film contains flashing images.*

*Some of the frequencies are quite low, so I recommend you to watch the film with headphones, but be careful with the sound volume.*

This film is the result of a 30 days challenge. It was originally published on a daily basis on Twitter—one-minute video per day from November 1 to 30 (2017). The sound was made in Audacity using tone and noise generators. Images are the audio files themselves saved as JPG, so what you see is what you hear.

You can find the original 30 one-minute films at my Twitter account: @null66913

November Film

November Film 06

This is what I’ve been doing lately. You can watch all my November one-minute films in this Twitter thread. All the films are similar, just tones and noise. I generate the frames using data bending techniques, so a bit of noise and a bit of glitch…

RAW

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I’ve bought this tank top in honour of the dozens of hours that I spend converting RAW audio files into JPEG images (and viceversa). And it’s electric blue, my favourite colour.

framework:seasonal ::: issue #8, now available!

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There’s a new framework:seasonal series with one of my rain recordings.

“The framework:seasonal series of fund-raising audio releases continues with issue #8, another superb compilation of previously unreleased sounds by artists working in the field recording community. this selection features new names as well as several you’ve certainly heard before, all of whom are new to framework editions‘ release series. blanca rego, christopher delauranti, christina kubisch, stephanie spray, darius ciuta, cathy lane, julia hanadi al abed & lou mah al abed ratier, martin kay, magali babin and rodolphe alexis.”

More information at framework radio

Rain is essential to my sense of identity

In the first page of Rain: Four Walks in English Weather, Melissa Harrison writes: “…rain is as essential to our sense of identity as it is to our soil.” She is writing about the English countryside, which is something that is not really familiar to me, but the fact is that now I realise that the only thing that I consider essential to my sense of identity is rain.

I’m from Spain, yeah, that supposedly sunny place, but Spain is not really such a sunny place, at least not all of it. I’m from the northwest corner of the country, in which it usually rains around 180 days per year, and I fucking love it. Now I live in Barcelona, which is a really sunny place, and I hate this weather.

But I think it’s going to rain today.

Psycho 60/98

WARNING: This film contains flashing images.

“Psycho” (1960) by Alfred Hitchcock and “Psycho” (1998) by Gus Van Sant collide in a frame-by-frame editing that assaults the eyeballs and assassinates the normative consciousness of the viewer. The footage seem to penetrate us, as though it was a knife or a threatening phantasmagorical entity. The fast succession of single frames and extremely short audio files produce afterimages and aftersounds—entoptic and endaural phenomena—creating a film that does not happen on the screen, but in our brain cells.

*Just a technical note for those interested on how things are made, this film consist just of both shower scenes fragmented in frames; the odd frames are the shower scene from the Hitchcock movie and the even frames are the shower scene from the Van Sant remake. No image or sound effects of any kind, just the frames. Sense-destructive cinema, enjoy! :)

Angular. Volumen 01 en Otros Cines Europa

En Otros Cines Europa han publicado una reseña muy bonita de Angular. Volumen 01. Además, dicen cosas que me gustan sobre mi película, así que agradezco sus palabras por partida doble, como enamorada del cine experimental y como parte implicada :)

«En una línea similar de cineastas-videastas que conocen la tradición experimental y dialogan con ella desde un punto de vista contemporáneo, está el trabajo de Blanca Rego Engram (optical sound #001), un trabajo que forma parte de una serie titulada “Esto no es una película”, que emula u homenajea obras clásicas del estructural, a través de una sucesión de frames blancos y negros, pero hecho, no en celuloide, sino con una aplicación de teléfono móvil llamada 8 mm, que emula el aspecto cinematográfico de las películas antiguas. Parte homenaje, parte ironía, el trabajo es puramente posmoderno, y reflexiona sobre cómo nos relacionamos con la tradición cinematográfica, por un lado, y cómo, por otro, añoramos el aspecto físico de los soportes analógicos, creando simulacros nostálgicos. Estos dos trabajos dan una buena muestra del enfoque contemporáneo con el que Angular se da a conocer: no se trata de reivindicar un cine experimental añejo per se, sino de entender la historia, dialogar sobre ella, y pensar cómo el cine experimental puede seguir reinventándose, ya sea a través de sus relecturas, en dialogo con sus fuentes, o explorando nuevas vías a través de nuevas herramientas digitales: al fin y al cabo, el cine experimental, fuertemente unido a sus herramientas técnicas, nunca podrá ser el mismo, o no debería, si cambian las tecnologías».

Reseña completa en Otros Cines Europa.
Más información sobre Angular. Volumen 01 en Angular.

What silence reveals

What silence reveals, all sounds, the voices of things, the musical world… All of this becomes active, a kind of disjointed rebellion, a rhetorical device, a genealogy that legitimates the rule of the void.

D_FragTV tapestry

D_fragTV

Some weeks ago, I met Celeste Araújo (one of the programmers of the Xcèntric‘s programme of experimental film). She told me that once she had made a tapestry from one of my works (D_FragTV) and I really flip out! I asked her if she could send me a photo of her tapestry and here it is.

D_fragTV_tapiz

This is so nice that I don’t know want to say, so I’ll just say a big THANK YOU!!!

The Spaces Between Cities premiere @ Seattle [December 8th, 2015]

A world premiere presentation. EXcinema commissioned twenty films by international experimental filmmakers spread across four continents to create one feature length road film. The Spaces Between Cities is a collaboration made in the form of an exquisite corpse. Each film connects randomly to the next by way of a series of prompts creating a continuous road trip, or journey that will connect these different parts of the world.

Filmmakers: Amy Bassin, Mark Blickley, Stephen Broomer , Charles Chadwick, Pip Chodorov, Konstantinos-Antonios Goutos, Pablo Molina Guerrero, Salise Hughes, Douglas Katelus, Anna Kipervaser, Kate Lain, Insa Langhorst, Jesse Malmed, Milan Milosavlijevic, Reed O’Beirne, Arto Polus, Ben Popp, Blanca Rego (that’s me), Margaret Rorison, Dustin Zemel, Robert Zverina

December 8th, 7:00pm
Grand Illusion Cinema
Seattle (USA)

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SismografoSeries Vol.29 _blank

A mixtape made for Sismógrafo Series. The only condition was to use music published with free licences.

Tracklist:

1 Yan Jun – In for Rain [van Dieren/LUFF]
2 Bangkai Angsa – Byzantine [self-released]
3 INM.IN – Suffer Means You’re Alive [self-released]
4 COG : NULL – UGG ADDBOOTS NOISE [self-released]
5 Scrap Heap – Tentative [Oceanbase]
6 Vhom – pobv_3m58s_009 [Experimedia]
7 Salakapakka Sound System – Homoerotic Rallies of the 3rd Reich [self-released]
8 Alexei Borisov & Olga Nosova – _ASTMA IgE Untitled 14 [Picpack]
9 Apophallation – Sexual Side of Depression [Dadaist Audio]
10 Rioteer – Heavy Metal Sleep Deprivation [Vatican Analog]
11 Å – Monacal (Cistercian Period of the Abbey) [self-released]
12 Uton – Spiritual Brain Treatment [We Have No Zen!]
13 Clemens – Dead Ends [tecnoNucleo]
14 Noise Attack – Schizoid [CSIndustrial 1982-2010]
15 Sophina La Kitty – Meowzbow [self-released]
16 Katie Gately – Hymncycle [self-released by Schemawound]
17 Valentina Vuksic – Xwoaf from Floppy on Compaq Armada E500 [Zeromoon]
18 Origami Subtropika – 2 minutos [Zeromoon]
19 Marta Zapparoli – Turbulence of the Soul [Zeromoon]
20 Post-Avantist– Repeat This Mantra [self-released]
21 Yukiga Futte Uresii – Nymphomaniac Block Spiral [self-released]

@ Festival APOLLO 4 [20 – 26 novembre, Boucau, Anglet (France)]

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Festival APOLLO 4 . art & musique

avec AA tigre, _blank, Sandra Cuesta, Gérard Dalla Santa, Alain Fleig, Guilh’em All, Emmanuel Lagarrigue, Béranger Laymond, Leve, Mikel R. Nieto, Pavane, Hugo Pernet, Sajjra, Cindy Sherman, Meredith Sparks, Deborah Turbeville.

BOUCAU . Apollo . 20-26/11

ANGLET . Baroja . 26/11 + 14/01

BAYONNE . DIDAM . 01/12-17/01

En écho à une mélancolie propre à la saison hivernale, l’esprit absorbe la poésie des souvenirs, la nostalgie des lieux, l’esthétique des films noirs, les corps en présence, les voix intérieures. Une zone grise se dessine, incertaine, insaisissable, où s’agglomèrent des fragments de l’existence et d’où s’échappent des envies d’ailleurs.

Une exploration entre art contemporain et musique.

Pour commencer…

Vendredi 20 novembre, 18h30: Inauguration de l’exposition Partie 1, Salle Apollo, Boucau.

avec Béranger Laymond, Emmanuel Lagarrigue, Sandra Cuesta, _blank

Exposition ouverte tous les jours du 20 au 26/11, de 14h à 19h. Entrée libre.

Visite commentée le dimanche 22/11 à 16h.

Samedi 21 novembre, 20h30: Concerts, Salle Apollo, Boucau.

AA Tigre (minimal folk, Quintana del Castillo).

projet Leve (séance d’écoute, édition limitée à 250 ex. de vinyles conçus par des artistes et musiciens).

Guilh’em All (indus, musique concrète et rotative, techno approximative, Villefranche-de-Rouergue).

Computer Music Studies: (vidéos, quand le son devient image, par Mikel R. Nieto (San Sebastian) y _blank (Barcelona))

Ambiance slows et rock and roll, dans l’exposition. Entrée 6 euros.

Ensuite…

Jeudi 26 novembre, 20h30: Performance AV, Ecuries de Baroja, Anglet.

avec Mikel R. Nieto y _blank: Standing in the meeting of two eternities .

Les recherches de Mikel R. Nieto portent sur la captation de sons et sur leurs mises en situation. _blank travaille sur les médias visuels et sur les interactions directes son/image. En duo, à l’issue d’une résidence de 4 jours, ils vont investir les Ecuries de Baroja pour proposer une expérience intense, dans un épais brouillard, entre projections lumineuses hypnotiques et vibrations sonores. Entrée libre. Réservation au 05 59 58 35 60.

Direction artistique: François Loustau / La Maison. Informations au 06 80 68 80 38.

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