Jun 092017
 
Recordings

Some of Iris Garrelfs‘ work is available in recorded versions. Some items can be purchased directly via bandcamp, some as free downloads. See below for more.

May 132017
 
Beijing Hutongs

In spring 2017 I spend time in one of the Beijing Hutongs, just at the beginning of the Hutong clean-up drive instigated by the Chinese government. I am preparing an album from materials recorded there for Linear Obsessional.

Dec 102016
 
Brighton Variations

Brighton Variations is an album containing compositions made from ceramics sounds recorded during the making of Littoral Assembly over the summer, juxtaposed with poems by the sculptor Michelangelo. It will be released on  Hardy Cuttings in spring 2017.     Supported by Sound and Music’s Francis Chagrin Award

Dec 092016
 
Faulty Retrieval

Faulty Retrieval is a compilation track for Linear Obsessional. Released 24 December 2016 on Utterances amongst 111 other fabulous artists and their works. I’ve been singing a lot recently, various old tunes to brighten up dark days. But, my grip on words is tenuous at the best of times so whilst happily singing away, the lyrics […]

Oct 162016
 
Lab of Sonic Possibilities: Improvisation for Microphone and Beach

A BandCamp release of the Lab of Sonic Possibilities performance of  “Improvisation for Microphone and Beach” at the Whitstable earlier this summer is out now. Download is free, although contributions are of course greatly appreciated. <a href=”http://divacontemporary.bandcamp.com/album/whitstable-2016-live-on-the-beach-v-1″>Whitstable 2016 :: live on the beach V[1] by The Lab of Sonic Possibilities [Tansy Spinks and Iris Garrelfs]</a>

May 112016
 
Iris Garrelfs + Poulomi Desai: Live from Salon des Refuses 2015 | Space Gallery

An extract of my first ever duo with the excellent Poulomi Desai (modified sitar + electronics) from Salon des Refusés/Sonica FM in 2015 was released on the Finnish label Tavern Eightieth in spring 2016. The double CD is full of other superb artists and their music (including AGF, Richard Sanderson), all in aid of Alzheimer’s UK. Buy double CD here To buy the single bandcamp click […]

Jan 012015
 
Breathing Through Wires: an album of voice improvisations

Breathing Through Wires is an album of live improvised and processed voice performances, recorded in the UK between 2012 and 2014. Some were recorded through the mixing desk, others in the room. The titles refer to either event or venue. It was released on net label of the year 2014 Pan Y Rosas Discos. Expect to […]

Apr 092014
 
Bedroom Symphonies

Bedroom Symphonies is an album of eight compositions made from voice practice sessions during a number of tours and residencies.So, imagine me sitting on a hotel bed, or friend’s sofa, laptop on the night table with a head microphone plugged straight into it and you won’t be too far from reality. As the practice microphone wasn’t […]

Apr 092014
 
Barbican live

An extract from a live performance at the Barbican Centre (a Hack the Barbican event curated by Music Hackspace) in summer 2013 was released on the compilation VOIX BRUTES | Vol.I on Audition Records in June 2014.

Apr 092014
 
Brixton Lullaby

Brixton Lullaby is an extract from a collaborative live improvised studio session at Clifton Mansions, Brixton, between Viv Corringham and Iris Garrelfs, using voice and electronics. The original recordings were made in autumn of 2007, the edit was made in spring 2014 and  published as part of the temporal benefit release For Syria on Linear […]

Jan 092014
 
Button Box - remix

Find a 2-min contribution to Button Box on Linear Obsessional which contains 46 re-workings of Richard Sanderson’s recent album Air Buttons. It’s called eating through wires and you know why when you download it for free here.

Jun 082013
 
Who says banshees have no fun

A piece that I have made years ago with Viv Corringham is available as part of Museruole. The track with the fab title of Who says banshees have no fun can be downloaded for free here.

May 202013
 
In Memoriam

A little while ago I was invited by Mexican composer Israel Martínez to contribute to his brilliant project  In Memoriam alongside other artists such Francisco López, Murcof, Janek Schaefer, Philippe Petit, Simon Whetham and many more interesting folk. The piece is based on Israel’s experience strolling throughout the eccentric cemetery Jardines del Humaya in Culiacan (Mexico), capturing shocking messages that relatives and friends leave to their dead printed on canvas. You can now download this for free via http://www.suplex.mx.

Jul 242011
 
Meditations on Light: Alien Nebula Rider

A reworked version of  Simon Whetham’s ‎ Lightyears‘ project called Alien Nebula Rider is on Simon Whetham And Friends – Meditations on Light featuring: Simon Whetham, Fourm, Richard Lainhart, Philippe Petit, mise_en_scene, Maile Colbert, Scanner, Christopher McFall, David Wells, Iris Garrelfs, Yann Novak, Lawrence English & John Kannenberg. It’s rather interesting to hear one track mutate through the ears of such varied artists!