Posted In: mark cain

PR welcomes

Posted On: 6th of July, 2021
Posted In: Parentheses Records, Mark Cain, Fremantle, Western Australia, Ethnic Music, Traditional Music, Daramad, Osmosis, KULCHA Multicultural Arts of WA, wind instrument, reed, percussion, gamelan, Linsey Pollack, current

For the label’s fifteenth release, Parenthèses Records is proud to unveil CAMEOS, the new album from West Australian composer, educator, instrument maker and multi-reed specialist Mark Cain.

CAMEOS is a collection of 18 short and enigmatic pieces Cain has written and/or improvised in his home studio in Fremantle, Western Australia. Some pieces were created for the puppet theatre work, Turtle and the Trade Winds and Oddysea with musician colleague, Jamie David. Others were devised for the Cinematic Scores series event in which he composed the accompanying live score to the 1922 American ethnographic documentary, Nanook of the North. Others are pieces he’s recorded that have only now found a home on Cameos.

With CAMEOS Cain charts his interests in traditional music, ethnic instrumentations and improvisation and collides it with his love of wind and percussion instruments from various pockets of the world, including instruments he has made. A lifelong artistic dedication that has been at the core of his work with bands such as Nova Ensemble, Ozmosis, Daramad and his current group, Eastwinds. CAMEOS is a vital and playful record that reveals new perspectives on traditional sounds, an album that countains an atypical sonic universe, revealing new archipelagos on the music map, Cameos could, an album that could easily sit between Stephan Micus and the late John Hassell.

...10 & 10...

Posted On: 6th of May, 2021
Posted In: Parentheses Records, Compilation, Anniversary, Mark Cain, Patrick Graham, John Sellekaers, Masonik, Mathias Delplanque, Philippe Foch, François Robin, L'Ombre de la Bête, Compagnie Linga, KEDA, E'Joung-Ju, GRM, Experimental Music, Ambient, Soundscape, Soundtrack, World Music, Traditionnal, Geoumungo, Percussion, Australia, Canada, Belgium, Quebec, Brussels, Nantes, France, Perth, Fremantle, current

On December 3 2020, Parenthèses Records turned 10 years with the date marking our first release, « The Vedantic Chapter » by Perth-based sound and visual arts collective Masonik.

12 releases came out in this time-lap (yes, we like to take it slow), all encapsulating the label’s core artistic vision but most of all 12 albums that were true collaborative efforts leading to enduring friendships.

To celebrate the big 10, PR is proud to release two free compilations:

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PS Art Space & Parenthèses Records Presents

Posted On: 29th of August, 2013
Posted In: PS Art Space, Parentheses Records, Cinematic Scores, Mark Cain, Tristan Francia, Pierre Burlin, Nicolas Calvet, Didier Dulieux, Jean-Pierre Lafitte, Laurent Guitton

PS Art Space proudly presents in association with Parenthèses Records Cinematic Scores III, a 2013 Fremantle Festival event.

Part new media installation, part performance, The Cinematic Scores offer a unique marriage of film and music.

For the third installment, we have invited French-based project Aller-Simple: Voyage Sans Valise.

Presented as a cinematic installation within the monumental ground floor of PS Art Space, the experience is mesmerising and deeply poetic – Cinema unlike you have experienced before.

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THE CINEMATIC SCORES III

1-3 November 2013,
Doors open: 5pm
Performance starts: 8.30pm
PS Art Space (PSAS) Ground Floor
22 Pakenham St, Fremantle

Daramad

Posted On: 22nd of November, 2012
Posted In: Daramad, Mark Cain, Michael Zolker, Saeed Danesh, Reza Mirzaei, Tara Tiba, Kate Pass, Middle Easter, Jazz, Improvisation, KULCHA, Western Australia

Recorded over a weekend at a beach house overlooking the sea in Safety Bay - an idyllic and relaxed setting to record about twelve hours of raw material - the album testifies of the vivid interactions between plucked strings and winds, the rhythmic drive that propels the music and the coalescing of traditional influences with the improvisational energy of jazz.

As with all previous PR releases, Swiss-born visual artist Tom Mùller once again designed the beautiful digipak format, while the Daramad logo was conceptualised by Reza Mirzaei.

With all physical purchase comes the free digital download. Stream and order the album via our store HERE