Shiri Malckin

September Cover

Autumn is here...

"When I create music, I usually have the idea already grown in my head. And, if I have to, I improvise, but the story, the idea of the piece has been there all along.

My love for music began at a young age. I always liked the sound of the piano, since I was a child, but I don't read notation, i was never taught proffessionally - i just played intuitively... The piano is still my main instrument. I also play the flute.

I started recording piano improvisations 3 years ago (2010) and so I began my music creation. The initial idea was just to have recordings of my own material. I never thought I would continue with it, push it forward, but in a short time I became interested in combining the piano sound with Ki-board recording and working with computer to create more complex soundscapes, also utilizing field and spoken-word recordings...

Because of my improvisational music approach, the chemistry between me and the other artists is very important for successful collaborations (talking about music and also about the videos to it). Fortunately, I met and keep meeting some very interesting, inspiring artists on my way, with some of which we did collaborate with awesome results. This makes me very happy and pround at the same time.

I always knew and felt that in this place, in this setting, played by me and where I belong, in music, I can express myself - feelings, moments, emotions - best." --Shiri Malckin

All tracks by Shiri Malckin except for track 3 "Gallops" by Shiri Malckin and Alexander Gheorghiu (violin).

Video for "Squeaking Machine" by Pinina Podestà:

Pinina Podestà is a multi-disciplined Italian artist that loves to experiment with traditional paints, drawing and digital/video art. In the field of video-art, he worked on the assembly of many of his traditional works. Many of these have been collaborations with international artists using employing a technique of “Exquisite Corpse.” His illustrations are many, often present in books written by noteworthy writers. Among his achievements, he has participated in numerous international exhibits of surrealist inspiration. His works have been edited in many international books of art.

Pinina Podestà è un artista italiano multidisciplinare che ama sperimentare con vernici tradizionali, disegno e digital art / video. Nel campo della video-arte, ha lavorato al montaggio di molte delle sue opere tradizionali. Molte di queste sono state le collaborazioni con artisti internazionali che utilizzano l'impiego di una tecnica di "Exquisite Corpse." Le sue illustrazioni sono molti, spesso presente nei libri scritti da autori degni di nota. Tra i suoi successi, ha partecipato a numerose mostre internazionali di ispirazione surrealista. I suoi lavori sono stati pubblicati in molti libri internazionali di arte.

Pinina Podestà - website

Video for "September" by Isabel Pérez del Pulgar:

Video for "Ginger is living" by Isabel Pérez del Pulgar:

Isabel Pérez del Pulgar graduated in Geography and in Art Art History at the University of Granada (1991-1996). Studied color theory, painting, drawing, printmaking digital art and design at the School of Arts of Granada. In 2007, starting to work with the video media, a way to combine movements, sounds and pictorial visions. Video works are conceived as a continuous fresh, divided into series and stand-alone projects. However, conceptually, it is an introspective look at human beings and the feminine nature. Pictorial moving visions as new realities, mirrors which reflect a subjective image.

Subjectivity dependent of the individual perception, the fragile and ephemeral nature of the organizational structure that builds the body and establishes communication directly with consciousness. The body subjected to contradictory and conflicting tensions between a constructed reality that as a productive and consumptive and on science and belief which is as a human being is related to the environment. The idea of identity, the idea of the mirror as a metaphor for the duality and eternal question. Awareness and knowledge, both consciously and unconsciously, the finitude, the decay....