[ET43] Paco Rossique – Boulevard Canvas

Boulevard CanvasEtched Traumas is more than happy to present the second EP of the Spanish artist Paco Rossique titled ‘Boulevard Canvas‘.
Paco Rossique lives and works in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain).
He has lived and studied in Madrid and Florence (Italy).

With a career spanning over twenty years as an artist, his work include paintings, murals, sound art pieces, sculptures, prints, magazine articles, art-books, illustrations for newspapers and curatorship.
His paintings have been exhibited in Madrid, Jaen, Valencia, Baeza, Irun, Malaga, Tenerife, La Palma, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria.  He has made more than a dozen indoor and outdoor murals in Gran Canaria, La Palma, Jaen and Granada, highlighting Cuyαs Theatre murals in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and those in Jaιn and Granada in close collaboration with the architect Francisco Jesús Pérez Chica.
Among his most important sculptures which are quoted in the park Arrecife, Lanzarote and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria at the headquarters of the FEDAC and Teatro Cuyαs.

He has composed sound art pieces, such as those for the exhibition “90% Water” with Mónica Aranegui and Jose J. Torres in the Library of the University Carlos III, Madrid 2011, Soundtracks for the “Land for the future: sustainable development” in the Elder Museum of Science and Technology Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and soundtrack “Planning the insular Landscape.” Special Territorial Plan of the landscape of Gran Canaria. Biennial of the Canaries 2009.

ET43 An Etched Traumas release May 2013

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[ET35] René Baptist Huysmans – Dawn of the Anthropocene

Etched Traumas is more than happy to release ‘Dawn of the Anthropocene‘. René Baptist Huysmans comes from the Netherlands. He uses field recordings of urban sounds that he manipulates beyond recognition playing with various software. As he says “My favorite percussion instruments turn out to be trains in stations, my favorite ensemble construction workers at a site. A train journey from Amsterdam to Berlin can be a six-hour-symphony”.

The discovery here on Earth of extremophile micro-organisms, organisms that thrive in otherwise extremely hostile environments, was an important breakthrough because it extended the possibilities of life within our solar system and on exo-planets orbiting other stars.
The names of these organisms is a particular source of inspiration to me. There are the Oligotrophs, organisms capable of growth in nutritionally limited environments, there are the Cryptoendoliths, organisms that live within microscopic spaces in rocks, to mention a few. But when we send probes to distant worlds to look for alien extremophiles, aren’t we also looking for ourselves? The three tracks explore the human being as an extremophile organism, an organism testing the boundaries of what it is capable of digesting chemically, digitally and psychologically.

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[ET27] Paco Rossique – Drawing Widows In Black And White

Etched Traumas is honored to release Paco Rossique’s work titled ‘Drawing Widows In Black And White‘. Rossique introduces us into a world of primordial continua, fragments of concrete music and ambient soundscapes.

Paco Rossique lives and works in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain). He has lived and studied in Madrid and Florence (Italy). With a career spanning over twenty years as an artist, his work include paintings, murals, sound art pieces, sculptures, prints, magazine articles, art-books, illustrations for newspapers and curatorship.
He has composed sound art pieces, such as those for the exhibition “90% Water” with Mónica Aranegui and Jose J. Torres  in the Library of the University Carlos III, Madrid 2011, Soundtracks for the “Land for the future: sustainable development” in the Elder Museum of Science and Technology Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and soundtrack “Planning the insular Landscape.” Special Territorial Plan of the landscape of Gran Canaria. Biennial of the Canaries 2009.

Free download