• Classwar Karaoke: Classwar Karaoke - 0026 Survey

    New collaboration track with Seicho suru kiwi and Unsample on Classwar Karakoke compilation 26.

  • 'Lily of Belgium' track part of  Midnight Radio Compilation 18. Original composition for the special screening of 'The Lily of Belgium' (Wladyslaw Starewicz,1915) within the framework of the 8th Athens Animfest 2013 at the Greek Film archive / 13.3.2013 Free download.
  • THE FOUR POINTS OF THE HORIZON 
    Σάββατο 18 Ιανουαρίου 2014
    Ρομάντσο – Αναξαγόρα 3-5
    Ώρα έναρξης: 23.00
    Είσοδος ελεύθερη



    Οι Gazumbi, Mr Meltin’ Pot, BroodingSideOfMadness και Guskay επιστήμονες του ήχου και παραγωγοί του intersonik.net καταλαμβάνουν τα πλατό του Ρομάντσο!



    Ένα ηχητικό ταξίδι στα 4 σημεία του ορίζοντα σε μια βραδιά μουσικής ενδοσκόπησης και χορευτικής ανάτασης, που εξερευνά χωροχρονικά τη δίνη της μουσικής και το αέναο στροβίλισμα της!


  • New track of mine on Petroglyph Xmas compilation 2013 titled 'Aux confins avant le temps' 





  • performance contact improvisation

    από την "ανοιχτή ομάδα" έρευνας του contact improvisation


    Αντί κειμένου .. ένα απόσπασμα από συνέντευξη της Nancy Stark Smith:

    "Τι πιστεύεις ότι συγκινεί περισσότερο το κοινό σε μια παράσταση Contact Improvisation ;
    Νομίζω, η απροσποίητη και ακατέργαστη σωματικότητα και η καθαρότητα που αυτή φέρνει. Ο κόσμος μπορεί να δει αληθινά σώματα, που με το αληθινό τους το βάρος συνδέονται με τις φυσικές δυνάμεις, αφήνονται σ' αυτές, αρπάζονται και παίζουν μαζί τους σε επίπεδο και μυϊκού και νευρικού συστήματος. Είναι εκπληκτικό σε πιο βαθμό μεταδίδεται στο κοινό αυτός το είδος της επικοινωνίας. Πρόκειται για κιναισθητική μετάδοση... Ο θεατής νιώθει το ίδιο του το σώμα... βλέπει σε μικρογραφία την ανθρώπινη φύση, την κίνηση, την διέγερση, την παύση, τα διλήμματα, την συγκίνηση, την ικανότητα... και όλα αυτά σε μια όχι γραμμική, όχι αφηγηματική φόρμα. Και νομίζω ότι ο κόσμος ενδιαφέρεται γι αυτό... μπορείς ακόμα να δεις έναν έρωτα, μια μάχη, είναι σαν να κοιτάς ένα ανοιχτό βιβλίο... και ο θεατής έχει ελεύθερη σχέση μ' αυτό, μπορεί να το δει μπορεί και όχι... Αυτό που σίγουρα μένει, είναι η κιναισθητική μεταβίβαση... αυτό είναι πράγματι πολύ δυνατό..."

    σκηνοθεσία και σκηνική επιμέλεια: Δέσποινα Χατζηπαυλίδου

    performers: Βίκυ Βασιλοπούλου, Μαρία Καπουράλου, Σοφία Κλήσσα, Μαριάννα Μακρή, Γιώργος Μουρατίδης, Ανθή Μουριάδου,Μαρία Μπονάτου , Δέσποινα Χατζηπαυλίδου.

    μουσική σύνθεση: BroodingSideOfMadness

    8, 9 Ιουνίου στις 20:30 Dancevacuum, Διογένους 42 Χαλάνδρι
    ελεύθερη είσοδος με προαιρετική συνεισφορά


  • Jii was diagnosed with stage 3 Non Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2008 and she has been fighting it ever since. During 2008 she was told to make out a Living Will of Testament and to find a proper guardian for her daughter. Thankfully, the cancer has recently gone into remission but it is non curable and is expected to return once the cancer cells become active again. During her illness and recovery, she had no health insurance and she could not work. As of April 1st, she will be declared homeless and she is searching to find a shelter where she can stay until she finds work and affordable housing. The good news is that she now has health insurance in the state of Minnesota of which she has fought hard and long to obtain.

    In honor of Jii, this fundraiser was put together by Gimu and her friends to help her out during a dark time in hopes that there is light in her future. The artists on this compilation have generously donated a song with no expected compensation. This is a small example of what we as artists can do by coming together and making a deeper impact on another's life - in this case a fellow musician. We have come to know Jii through her music and beautiful soul - please join us in lending her a hand.

    In Jii's words describing her music:

    Analogue, Ambient/Dark, Drone, Experimental Noise & Idm are where my musical passion thrives with a cinematic touch. Self taught in the area of music theory and incorporating real instruments: piano, violin, cello, Native flute & Native drumming can be found in many of my releases. Positive energies evolve creating soundscapes of emotion; many of the elements stem from my Native American (Ojibwe) heritage, these elements easily create their own fusion with originality, putting in motion, and a reflection of me; resulting in the ongoing project of Jii-Music.

    After many years of composing music and performing live in classical violin/piano concerto competitions in my adolescent years, given honorable mention by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in my adult life and performing traditional Native American dance in intertribal powwows within the United States; my students and friends felt it was time to start releasing and sharing my unreleased music publicly or possibly look into some music netlabels. In 2012, my first EP and my first full album were released on a French netlabel, Sirona-Records. I’ve continued to release music in 2013 on CRL Studios, Treetrunk Records and Solanic Netlabel. The day I stop composing music will be the day I stop breathing.

    credits

    released 22 March 2013
    Mastering by Tokee: doperec.com/tokee
    Artwork by Peter Nejedly: www.flickr.com/photos/peternejedly/

  • Original composition for the special screening of 'The Lily of Belgium' (Wladyslaw Starewicz,1915) within the framework of the 8th Athens Animfest 2013 at the Greek Film archive / 13.3.2013. Enjoy the track. :)


  • Listen to my track Le retour de Prométhée on Charming Sepulcher Part 2 compilation of French webzine Have Faith In Sound. Le retour de Prométhée is from my upcoming album 'The Derelict House'. The voice on the track by Ophed.


  • Etched Traumas' collaborative release of BroodingSideOfMadness and Ophed – a release with two virtual sides by both artists. For BroodingSideOfMadness, the inspirational basis for constructing his work was the iconic euthanasia scene of the Soylent Green (1973) film with Edward G. Robinson as Sol Roth and, particularly, the last moments in a man's life. There's a certain concept that BroodingSideOfMadness admitted to himself gradually when finalizing each track. It has to do with a family member's dementia issue and how a "blissful" sound could emulate the inevitable moment of 'pass away'. His goal was to compose a joyful sound, not a depressed one. 


    After composing his tracks, BroodingSideOfMadness sent them to Ophed for further manipulation. So, all tracks were processed by Ophed, who was given 100% freedom to manipulate them as much as he'd like. Ophed was not aware of the underlying concept of the tracks but, during their exchange of ideas for this release, it became clear that both artists worked on the same topics in their minds, such as the pain of loss, the frustration, the sadness and the illness. However, they both seeked for an optimistic perspective out of them. What's the connection for an elder’s slowly fading memory brain and an unfair illness of an infant? There are many symbols that help us out to unlock the outlook of this work. 
    On the one side, memory fragments as a miniature of life that comes and goes leaving the patient in a constant procrastination. Bells and running water. On the other side, there is birth, parenting and its magnificent impact. A gateway to the world and to the future: this new life is memory-free. A voice says : "Plus haut papa!, Je veux toucher le ciel" [Higher dad, I want to touch the sky]. But cancer's conquer is imminent. A toy horse galloping but she is not 'strong as a horse’. Then the laughter of children becomes the cries of suffering. The whining of toy-horses becomes a howling. The identity becomes distorted when there are no lived moments anymore. 
    Dementia is here. Pain, memory loss and waves of sound move like a pendulum. In the end, the tension relaxes. Back to dust. A new arrival, a passing to eternity. A soundscape lightened by sun rays, peaceful and paradisiacal. A blissful shutdown.  

    Ophed is Sylvain Desfossés and he comes from Quebec, Canada and he is a composer influenced by various genres of music, ranging between 20th century classical composers to contemporary popular popular dance styles, or from south American rhythmic to the simple complexity of polyphonic African music and the tribal dance of Indonesia. He seeks a perpetual fluid/motion element as he always tries to build a consistent shape out of a fluid, a never stopping energy. He composes for about 20 years and has various works in visual art and experimentation. Conceptual art is just a side of his personality, though. Basically a minimalist, he uses random set patterns, reverse audio, spoken samples, detune, distortion, and explores poly-rhythmic and polyphonic soundscapes. Ophed considers of the reversed techniques as his signature in his work. For him, music is a language therefore he gives priority to the message he wants to communicate. 

    BroodingSideOfMadness is interested in phonemes, graph theory, realism and any dystopian ambience. He prefers using acoustic material than synthetic and he always seeks for the generative element in his tracks. His diverse work comprises of two large choices the one with lyricism and melody and the noisy one, sometimes he merges those two. He tackles with sound and moving image as a composer and a video artist. He is the founder of Etched Traumas netlabel. 

    BroodingSideOfMadness side: 

    1. Miniature of life 
    2. Procrastination 
    3. Aesthetic of identity 
    4. Dead on arrival 

    Ophed side: 

    5. Conception 
    6. Frisky filly 
    7. Leukaemia 
    8. The Bridge 
    9. Passing Through Nature To Eternity 

    Credits: Tracks 1-4 written by BroodingSideOfMadness / Tracks 5,6,7,9 written by Ophed and BroodingSideOfMadness / Track 8 written by Ophed 

     Design & photography by ArsonDPI www.arsondpi.gr


  • 'Let it unfollow its own ground within this movement of independence' Isidore Isou.  
     In a world ruled by machines, employees consume their pseudo-time. Space becomes perceptible through pain, while the urban spatial extent is fragmented in areas such as a commercial centre, an industrial region, a campus or recreation areas. All these uses follow a centrally dictated urban plan. Through the exploitation of residents' behaviour there are possible economic and disciplinary profits within these common acceptable boundaries. The degree of predictability of human behaviour is related to the effectiveness of the repressive marketing and religious mechanisms. Marchosias revisited. The defeat is imminent even if you will invert the use. The invention of new geographies should be painstakingly articulated. Corpora Lente Augescent Cito Extinguuntur!




    This is the first physical release for Etched Traumas. Limited edition (20 copies) double 3″ white CD @ $1 only. Get it here

    BroodingSideOfMadness is interested in phonemes, graph theory, realism and any dystopian ambience. He prefers to use acoustic material than synthetic and he always seeks for the generative element in his work. His diverse work comprises of two different perspectives: one with lyricism and melody and the other one with noise, but sometimes he merges those two. He scores for installations and short films - sometimes he creates his own.

    melophobia comes from Greece. He likes to experiment with long noise and drone sounds intermingled with field recordings and acoustic sounds. melophobia is heavily influenced by contemporary artists such as merzbow and early ’90s shoegaze scene. He is active with his ultra-limited releases of his 3"/5" CDr label ‘illicit-tapes’. He cherishes the piles of his priceless jap noise C-xx tapes and obscure vinyls. 

    Credits: Melophobia and BroodingSideOfMadness - all sounds 

    An Etched Traumas/illicit tapes release Number ET16
  • Music performance 'Delusions of Grandeur'

    Thursday, March 8, at 8:00 pm, full moon, at the CAMP Contemporary Art Meeting Point, Apellou Efpolidos str 4 & 2 (Pl.Kotzia, Athens) as part of Angelos Petroutsas work 'Delusions of Grandeur - Mirror, mirror on the wall , who is the fairest of all?'.

    Credits:
    dj K.atou (DJ) www.residentadvisor.net/dj/k.atou
    gonglove (gong improvisation - percussion - echokatharsis ) www.gonglove.org
    BroodingSideOfMadness (original music composition) www.etchedtraumas.net
    DELIGHT (costume design) www.de-light.gr
    Pindaros Harissiadis (design assistance) www.arsondpi.gr
    Kostis Maloussaris (ceramic offerings) www.rethymnoguide.com/omodamos

  • Axis In Engineer's Wishbone / Choses Extérieures
    The axis leads to a curious waiving wish to observe from extracted unbiased place; indicative - the preference for perception concerning the exterior things.

  • My second release for Etched Traumas titled 'We are the dots of a catastrophic umlaut word'.


  • Check out my release on Etched Traumas netlabel. Three tracks were written for short films 2007-2009. Track titled 'Heavy' was written in 2005.

  • Walk accompany ἐπορεύετο γὰρ τὴν ὁδὸν αὐτοῦ χαίρωνam on my way depart departed departure λέγει αὐτῷ ὁ Ἰησοῦς· πορεύου, ὁ υἱός σου ζῇ. ἐπίστευσεν ὁ ἄνθρωπος τῷ λόγῳ ὃν εἶπεν αὐτῷ ὁ Ἰησοῦς καὶ ἐπορεύετο. following go go on their way go away goes going αὐτὸς δὲ διελθὼν

    διὰ μέσου αὐτῶν ἐπορεύετο.going away gone indulge journey journeying leave proceed proceeded pursued a course sets started traveling walking way went went

    Centrality Closeness KD

    His way went on their way went their way. Καὶ εἰπὼν ταῦτα ἐπορεύετο ἔμπροσθεν ἀναβαίνων εἰς Ἱεροσόλυμα.

    Centrality Closeness

    διὰ μέσου αὐτῶν ἐπορεύετο.going away gone indulge journey journeying Καὶ νῦν ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ οἶδα ὅτι οὐκέτι ὄψεσθε τὸ πρόσωπόν μου ὑμεῖς πάντες ἐν οἷς διῆλθον

    Centrality Betweenness KD

    leave proceed proceeded pursued a course sets started traveling walking way Οἱ μὲν οὖν διασπαρέντες διῆλθον εὐαγγελιζόμενοι τὸν λόγον.
    Centrality Betweenness

    Οὐ θέλω γὰρ ὑμᾶς ἀγνοεῖν, ἀδελφοί, ὅτι οἱ πατέρες ἡμῶν πάντες ὑπὸ τὴν νεφέλην ἦσαν καὶ πάντες διὰ τῆς θαλάσσης διῆλθον Therefore those who were scattered abroad went around preaching the word. αὶ οὕτως εἰς πάντας ἀνθρώπους ὁ θάνατος διῆλθεν, ἐφ' ᾧ πάντες ἥμαρτον·

    Centrality Degree

    ὃς διῆλθεν εὐεργετῶν καὶ ἰώμενος πάντας τοὺς καταδυναστευομένους ὑπὸ τοῦ διαβόλου

    Centrality Degree KD

    Centrality (Betweenness, Degree and Closeness) of Piraeus network. Used NetworkX, OSM data, Ubuntu 10.04, Kernel Density, Bible :P
  • 'Gegen Ami' from Blue Lions On the Wall film uploaded here.
    Also two old tracks 'Heavy' (2002) and 'In Monster's Booth' (2006).

  • New track uploaded here.

    An innate kindness for siblings / spouses or taught to cherish by force?. Αbnegation. Religious. The forthcoming ambitious project. Monolithic audio sculptures.

  • New track called 'Death By Tartan' uploaded here
  • 'Neck Insects', 'f Nucleosis' and 'DeTV' by BroodingSideOfMadness

    New tracks uploaded!
  • Naoussa International Film Festival
    Naoussa, Greece 2010
    Experimental Films section
    Screening Room 3

    Blue Lions On the Wall will be screened 1 October 16.20 session. Check the full program here