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Shelter Press (63 titles)
 

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Shelter Press is a French publishing / curatorial platform founded in 2011 by publisher Bartolomé Sanson and artist Félicia Atkinson. Shelter Press works as a nomadic artist-run organization building up dialogues between contemporary art, poetry and experimental music through publications, pedagogical experiences, and exhibitions.
 
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bilingual edition (English / French)
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Spectres – Composing Listening presents a series of texts by composers who discuss personal dimension in the practice of experimental sound art and music. This publication is the first issue of an annual journal freely inspired by the research notebooks edited by the Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM) in the late 1970s.

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Félicia Atkinson and Jefre Cantu-Ledesma have thought of this new collaboration as a series of soundscapes filled with literary and cinematographic references, from Sylvia Plath's poetry to the films of Hal Hartley and Wong Kar Wai. The album carries a strange echo of the 1990s, materialized in Julien Carreyn's cover photograph.

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The ninth solo album of the American composer and percussionist reflects his move to Manhattan, where he produced Stadium. Starting with urban field recordings, he then builds on these environments to create subliminal spaces for his percussion, keyboards and acoustic instruments. Central to his work, his drumset and acoustic percussion performances are pushed to new levels with mesmerizing string and brass arrangements.

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The ninth solo album of the American composer and percussionist reflects his move to Manhattan, where he produced Stadium. Starting with urban field recordings, he then builds on these environments to create subliminal spaces for his percussion, keyboards and acoustic instruments. Central to his work, his drumset and acoustic percussion performances are pushed to new levels with mesmerizing string and brass arrangements.

For his first record in 6 years, Thomas Ankersmit pays homage to the late legendary Dutch composer, electronic and tape music pioneer, and multimedia artist Dick Raaijmakers. Inspired by Raaijmakers's composition and recording techniques, Ankersmit exclusively used analogue devices, creating three-dimensional and holophonic sound fields.

For his first record in 6 years, Thomas Ankersmit pays homage to the late legendary Dutch composer, electronic and tape music pioneer, and multimedia artist Dick Raaijmakers. Inspired by Raaijmakers's composition and recording techniques, Ankersmit exclusively used analogue devices, creating three-dimensional and holophonic sound fields.

The new album from Justin C. Meyers, the American experimental electro composer, artist, and head of the Sympathy Ltd. label. This album expresses the incompatibility of neoliberalism and non-commercial artistic practice through melancholic sonorities and the meticulous narrativity of the synth-based compositions.

French edition
The production of alternative and solidarity-based knowledge through the linguistic, sexual, biological and geographical margins.

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This catalogue presents a series of vases produced by designer Matali Crasset during a residence at the national porcelain manufactory of Sèvres, in France. The publication gathers 3 notebooks, printed on 3 different papers, including Polaroids of vases photographed by Julien Carreyn, drawings by Crasset and miscellaneous documents.

bilingual edition (English / French)
This publication by the French artiste focuses on his work with color. It gathers a series of 41 photographs, along with texts by Claire Moulène and Mick Peters.

English edition
Conceived on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at Le Bal, Paris, this publication is a poetic, abstract, fragile attempt to translate something of our times: being in a state of suspension. It subverts the idea of a traditional catalogue to transcribe this intangible and indefinable state through a continuous stream of black-and-white images supported by excerpts from Jacques-Henri Michot's Un ABC de la barbarie.

During his exhibition at Westfälischer Kunstverein in Münster, artist Zin Taylor invited musicians Christina Vantzou and John Also Bennett to interpret a 90-meter panoramic wall drawing as a musical graphic score. This vinyl edition gathers the recording of this minimal music performance, along with a 180 cm leporello reproduction of the wall drawing.

French edition
Conceived on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at Le Bal, Paris, this publication is a poetic, abstract, fragile attempt to translate something of our times: being in a state of suspension. It subverts the idea of a traditional catalogue to transcribe this intangible and indefinable state through a continuous stream of black-and-white images supported by excerpts from Jacques-Henri Michot's Un ABC de la barbarie.

English edition
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This catalogue is a visual journey through the artist's show at Mudam Luxembourg. It centers on Almond's series of cosmos-inspired abstract paintings Timescape. Produced in conjunction with the publication, the record All Things Pass highlights the musical dimension of the artist's eponymous video installation. The soundtrack embodies both the tradition of music in Northern India and an experimental approach, expressing links between cosmic and human existence.

The Japanese sound artist's second album is the result of a ten-year investigation on the sound properties of water, in line with her previous LP in 2009. Based on the use of waterbowls—porcelain bowls filled with water and amplified via hydrophones—her musical practice is now enriched with experiments with the environment and hydrophonic feedback.

The Japanese sound artist's second album is the result of a ten-year investigation on the sound properties of water, in line with her previous LP in 2009. Based on the use of waterbowls—porcelain bowls filled with water and amplified via hydrophones—her musical practice is now enriched with experiments with the environment and hydrophonic feedback.

English edition
Ricocheting quietly between photographic landscapes, drawn abstractions and poetic recollections, this artist's book assumes the form of a deferred performance. Serving as a kind of response to the French artist and experimental musician's recent sonic and visual output, the book comprises a series of film stills shot during her travels to New Mexico and Arizona, overlaid with a collection of at once crude and delicate drawings made in Australia.

English edition
Oompah, Tom-tom, Tootle-too & Toot narrates the story of four members of an orchestra who animatedly chat during a break backstage at the Henry Le Bœuf concert hall in Brussels. Through gossip, arguments, and existential crises, they shake the axioms and notions of community, authenticity and happiness. The dialogues by Lili Reynaud-Dewar are illustrated by Kristien Daem's photographs of Gaillard & Claude's sculptures.

The conclusion of Saloman's musical trilogy for contemporary dance, this time inspired by a work by choreographer Vanessa Goodman. The bowed guitar, militant percussion and searing guitar eruptions, are joined by distorted guitar, minimalist piano attacks, melancholy guitar melodies, a patina of harsh noise, and a more contemporary approach to drums and bass. (download code included with one additional track).

Double album compiling all 3 volumes of the Movement Building serie, dedicated to Gabriel Saloman's music for contemporary dance.

English edition
This publication documents a work by David Horvitz made on the occasion of a Bas Jan Ader-themed exhibition in Holland in 2012. Annoyed by the curators, Horvitz literally disappeared one month before the show, leaving all his belongings and quitting social media. He returned on the exhibition's closing day, and explained his piece to the curators.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Taking as their starting point Susan Sontag's book On Photography (1977), Marcelline Delbecq and Ellie Ga embarked on a long-term words-and-images dialogue addressing films, books and artworks that have marked their individual trajectories, together with historical events related (or not) to the year 1977.

Italian electroacoustic composers Giuseppe Ielasi and Nicola Ratti reconvene their unique Bellows collaborative project for a new album. Captured live over the course of a four days improvised session, the album floats between ghostly melodies, musique concrète, and analog electronics.

English edition
A queer travelogue of a boating voyage on Belgium's inland waterways with merman and singer Steev Lemercier in the company of Chanel and Dolce, who are a cat and a dog, during the first months of their friendship with the author. With photographs by César Segarra.

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Atkinson's most ambitious musical work to date, Hand In Hand combines 80's sci-fi anxious aethetics with today's transparency of digital sounds. Placing the voice at the epicenter of the recording, the French artist and musician convokes fiction, composition and abstraction in the manner of Joan La Barbara, Robert Ashley, or Delia Derbyshire.

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Atkinson's most ambitious musical work to date, Hand In Hand combines 80's sci-fi anxious aethetics with today's transparency of digital sounds. Placing the voice at the epicenter of the recording, the French artist and musician convokes fiction, composition and abstraction in the manner of Joan La Barbara, Robert Ashley, or Delia Derbyshire.

English edition
Fanzine-like artist's book gathering historical anecdotes on modern print culture.

The music of Swedish-Australian duo Native Instrument graciously mixes vocal experimentations and wildlife field recordings. Their debut release compiles four sound collages moving between tropical ambience, club inspired bug beats and amphibian trance.

English edition
This artist's book gathers an uncompromising collection of 200 found images and original work from Felicia Atkinson, composing a rasterized visual score.

Budapest-based composer Gábor Lázár debuts on Shelter Press with his second full length album, Crisis of Representation: these 8 tracks created from one single type of sound constitute a true example of experimentation in the field of extreme computer music.

Budapest-based composer Gábor Lázár debuts on Shelter Press with his second full length album, Crisis of Representation: these 8 tracks created from one single type of sound constitute a true example of experimentation in the field of extreme computer music.

Ben Vida's new LP represents the conclusion of one body of work, Damaged Particulates, and the beginnings of a new long form project titled Reducing the Tempo to Zero, in which the american artist return to the durational drone based forms that he first experimented with in his early days.

English edition
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This artist's book contains a collection of recent collages assembled from found book pages, in which the artist specifically seeks a relationship between the abstract and the figurative, and thereby creating new narratives.

A musical essay exploring complex variety of digital rhythms patterns.

A musical essay exploring complex variety of digital rhythms patterns.

French edition
The artistic and pedagogical experimentations and the alternative networks developed in California from the late sixties.

A record of experimental electronic music that explores possible relationships between voice and modular synthesis.

The first album in eight years for the Angelenos duo starring former Axolotl drummer William Sabiston and guitarist Jon Almaraz.

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French artist Félicia Atkinson teams up with New York-based experimentalist Jefre Cantu-Ledesma with Comme un seul narcisse—an epistolar conversation of post-modern times.

The second volume in Gabriel Saloman's “Movement Building” series, continuing the release of original compositions commissioned for contemporary dance works.

An acoustic portrait of the Salton Sea in the Southern California desert developed as part of a joint project by Bonnetta and photographer Ron Jude.

A subjective compilation by David Le Simple and Vincent Romagny concluding the three exhibitions cycle “Doppelgänger” at CEAAC curated by Romagny.

Mottled sausages, icy landscapes with worms that seem to have died trying to make it over hurdles, portals to impossible lands: welcome to the accidental world of ceramist and drawer Anne Brugni.

texts in English and French
This new monograph gathers 42 images documenting 3 years of photographs taken between 2011 and 2014 during the Purim holiday in the neighbourhood of Stamford Hill, London.

English edition
Twenty-one collage works by Swedish artist Malin Gabriella Nordin, between painting and sculpture (artist's book).

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A concrete / post-digital oratorio in 5 parts.

Alice Dourlen' new EP stands has a condensed document of a 18 months non-stop tour, melting experimental and oriental sounds with a strong theatrical aesthetics.

English edition
Alberto García del Castillo's first novel is a comedy-science-fiction novelette about “faggotry” and the art world; depicting a retour-au-passé in contemporary painting and waving to some of the most beautiful homosexuals on Earth.

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Nine possibilities for a cat tree (artist's book).

English edition
First monograph.

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