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Remembered Present

by Jacek Chmiel+Thomas Rohrer

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first 08:44
second 17:01
third 17:40


Jacek Chmiel zither, electronics, singing bowls, objects, field recordings
Thomas Rohrer rabeca, soprano saxophone, objects, field recordings

In their performance, Jacek and Thomas select field recordings collected in Poschiavo, Switzerland and its surrounding areas, as well as improvising with a variety of instruments to create an immersive environmental sonic portrait.

"If you develop an ear for sounds that are musical it is like developing an ego. You begin to refuse sounds that are not musical and that way cut yourself off from a good deal of experience.” John Cage

Jacek Chmiel (PL) is a sound artist, field recordist, sound engineer, photographer, and improviser. His deepest interest in sound is to look for new ways to embed all the possibilities of an ever changing electro-acoustic setup in order to reinvent his way of thinking at every second. He aims to be internally connected to the time, space and layers created by all the sounds he produces.

Thomas Rohrer (CH) lives between Sao Paulo, Brazil and Poschiavo Switzerland. His work with rabeca (Brazilian fiddle) and soprano saxophone has a primary focus on free improvisation but can also be found in dialogue with traditional Brazilian music. With late rabeca master Nelson da Rabeca he had a project which paired traditional music from Brazil's northeast with free improvisation. His work also interacts with cinema, theatre, dance, performance and installation.


released January 30, 2023

recorded 17 December 2022 at Casa Hasler, Poschiavo by Jacek Chmiel

mixed and mastered and photography by Jacek Chmiel

with thanks to Cornelia Müller


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