Shelter Press

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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Félicia Atkinson - Image Language (2 vinyl LP)
2022
forthcoming
A poetic and "environmental" record, weaving delicate instrumentals with spoken word.
Félicia Atkinson - Image Language (CD)
2022
forthcoming
A poetic and "environmental" record, weaving delicate instrumentals with spoken word.
 L\'ocelle mare - Sans Chemin (vinyl LP)
2022
Thomas Bonvalet deploys all the instrumentarium of his project L'ocelle mare (guitars, banjo, tambourines, piano, flutes, but also body percussion, metronomes, switches, painter's tape, mobile phone, microphones, mixing board, amps, etc.) to create a true poetics of the object, focusing on the materiality of instruments as objects as well as on the musicality of objects as instruments.
 L\'ocelle mare - Sans Chemin (CD)
2022
Thomas Bonvalet deploys all the instrumentarium of his project L'ocelle mare (guitars, banjo, tambourines, piano, flutes, but also body percussion, metronomes, switches, painter's tape, mobile phone, microphones, mixing board, amps, etc.) to create a true poetics of the object, focusing on the materiality of instruments as objects as well as on the musicality of objects as instruments.
Claire Rousay - Everything perfect is already here (vinyl LP)
2022
Texas experimental artist Claire Rousay's new album inaugurates her collaboration with Shelter Press (two 15-minute pieces, with Alex Cunningham and Mari Maurice on violin, Marilu Donovan on harp and Theodore Cale Schafer on piano).
Claire Rousay - Everything perfect is already here (CD)
2022
Texas experimental artist Claire Rousay's new album inaugurates her collaboration with Shelter Press (two 15-minute pieces, with Alex Cunningham and Mari Maurice on violin, Marilu Donovan on harp and Theodore Cale Schafer on piano).
Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - Un  hiver  en  plein  été (vinyl LP)
2021
The third collaboration between Félicia Atkinson and Jefre Cantu-Ledesma—their first album produced together in the same studio: an electroacoustic, poetic, fluid and sensitive dialogue between the two experimentalists.
Andrew Pekler - Palimpsests (vinyl LP)
2021
Built from deconstructed layers of texture, tone, and arrhythmic percussiveness, Andrew Pekler & Giuseppe Ielasi's 'Palimpsests' distills 6 years of work into 9 splintered, airy reimaginings of minimalism—each surprising, creatively rigorous, and startlingly beautiful—that rest at the outer reaches of contemporary electroacoustic practice and musique concrète.
Spectres - Ghosts in the Machine
2021
bilingual edition (English / French)
The third issue of the annual publication dedicated to sound and music experimentation, co-published by Shelter Press and Ina GRM – Groupe de Recherches Musicales, around the topic of artificial intelligence (contributions by Keith Fullerton Whitman, Steve Goodman, Florian Hecker, Robin Mackay, Bill Orcutt, Akira Rabelais, Lucy Railton, Jean-Claude Risset, Sébastien Roux...).
Thomas Ankersmit - Perceptual Geography (CD)
2021
An album created as a loosely structured piece for live performance in 2018-2019, commissioned by CTM in Berlin and Sonic Acts in Amsterdam, and premiered there on the GRM Acousmonium. The music is inspired by—and dedicated to—the pioneering research of American composer and installation artist Maryanne Amacher (1938-2009), and created entirely on the Serge Modular analog synthesizer.
James Rushford - Lake From The Louvers (vinyl LP)
2021
The new solo work for concrete sounds, electronics and instruments from Australian composer-performer James Rushford: a shimmering and skittering piece inspired by the play of light and shadow on water.
Francesca Zappia - Les Flâneuses - Copies, appropriations, citations dans la collection du Centre national des arts plastiques
2021
French edition
Copies, appropriations, quotations in the collections of the Centre national des arts plastiques
Marina Rosenfeld - Deathstar (2 vinyl LP)
2020
The album from Marina Rosenfeld's complex audiovisual installation around the microphone, amplification, notation and listening.
François J. Bonnet - The Music to Come
2020
English edition
A manifesto for possible future music.
François J. Bonnet - La musique à venir
2020
French edition
A manifesto for possible future music.
Bernard Vouilloux - Gisèle Vienne - Plateaux fantasmatiques
2020
French edition
An essay on the singular universe of the director, scenographer, choreographer, puppeteer and visual artist Gisèle Vienne.
Kassel Jaeger - Swamps / Things (2 vinyl LP)
2020
Kassel Jaeger's first solo LP with Shelter Press—a remarkably intimate and forward-thinking aural balm, bristling with complex beauty.
Géraldine Gourbe - Judy Chicago - To Sustain The Vision
2020
English edition
Monograph bringing together some fifty works by Judy Chicago and unpublished documents, accompanied by three critical texts by Géraldine Gourbe.
Géraldine Gourbe - Judy Chicago - To Sustain The Vision
2020
French edition
Monograph bringing together some fifty works by Judy Chicago and unpublished documents, accompanied by three critical texts by Géraldine Gourbe.
Okkyung Lee - Yeo-Neun (vinyl LP)
2020
Springing from a decades deep body of work, defined by a rigorously singular and adventurous approach to sound, cellist, composer, and improvisor Okkyung Lee returns with Yeo-Neun, her first outing with Shelter Press, and arguably her most groundbreaking and unexpected album to date.
Gisèle Vienne - It\'s Alive! - À travers l\'œuvre de Gisèle Vienne
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
The new book from French photographer Estelle Hanania gathers over ten years of collaboration and archives revolving around the artistic universe of Gisèle Vienne.
Félicia Atkinson - A Forest Petrifies - Diamond Feedback
2019
English edition
The first part of a larger novel in several episodes: a text about the perception of time and how some places mark people's minds.
Félicia Atkinson - The Flower and the Vessel (2 vinyl LP)
2019
The French musician, poet, and visual artist blends cut-up poetry, ASMR, Satie, Ravel and Debussy, on her new album.
Félicia Atkinson - The Flower and the Vessel (CD)
2019
The French musician, poet, and visual artist blends cut-up poetry, ASMR, Satie, Ravel and Debussy, on her new album.
Speaking And Listening
2019
English edition
A book conceived by the artists Yann Sérandour, Félicia Atkinson, Julien Bismuth, and the curator Sophie Kaplan, revolving around questions of narrative, listening and improvisation, centered around a long unpublished transcript of a talk poem by David Antin.
En parlant, en écoutant
2019
French edition
A book conceived by the artists Yann Sérandour, Félicia Atkinson, Julien Bismuth, and the curator Sophie Kaplan, revolving around questions of narrative, listening and improvisation.
 Black Zone Magick Chant - Voyage Sacrifice (vinyl LP)
2019
Black Zone Magick Chant is the newest moniker from French psych-drone artist Maxime Primault, who debuts on Shelter Press. Consisting of three longform compositions borne from what Primault describes as “a couple of very intense periods, in altered states of consciousness”, Voyage Sacrifice incorporates slowly unfurling drone, murky ambient passages and the reverb-heavy sounds of bells and pitch-shifted vocals.
 JAB - Erg Herbe (vinyl LP)
2019
John Also Bennett's first solo album.
Matali Crasset - Wood
2019
English edition
Matali Crasset's wild houses.
Matali Crasset - Les capes + Wood (2 books)
2019
French edition
40.00 30.00 €
The two books by Matali Crasset published by Shelter Press (special offer).
Spectres - Composing Listening
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
The first issue of the annual publication dedicated to sound and music experimentation, co-published by Shelter Press and Ina GRM – Groupe de Recherches Musicales, Spectres – Composing Listening presents a series of texts by composers (Félicia Atkinson, François Bayle, Brunhild Ferrari, Stephen O'Malley, Jim O'Rourke, Eliane Radigue, Chris Watson...) who discuss personal dimension in the practice of experimental sound art and music.
Uriel Orlow - Soil Affinities
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
Soil Affinities explores the connections of (post)colonial history and the movement of plants for agriculture, from Aubervilliers, a northern suburb of Paris, to formerly French West Africa (Mali and Senegal). This publication and Uriel Orlow's eponymous project retrace the lines and networks of earthly connections between plants and humans through images, maps, texts, and interviews conducted in France, Senegal, and Mali over the span of two years.
Julien Carreyn - Les rendez-vous de l\'écluse
2018
no text
Polaroid works.
Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - Limpid as the Solitudes (vinyl LP)
2018
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.
Eli Keszler - Stadium (2 vinyl LP)
2018
(last copies available!)
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.
Eli Keszler - Stadium (CD)
2018
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.
Thomas Ankersmit - Homage to Dick Raaijmakers (CD)
2018
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.
Thomas Ankersmit - Homage to Dick Raaijmakers (vinyl LP)
2018
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.
Marie Canet - Juntos en la Sierra - Speech Act, Identité, Globalisation
2018
French edition
The production of alternative and solidarity-based knowledge through the linguistic, sexual, biological and geographical margins.
Justin Meyers - Struggle Artist (vinyl LP)
2018
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.
Julien Carreyn - Photographies du soir
2018
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.
Matali Crasset - Les capes
2018
no text
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.
In Between
2018
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.
En suspens
2018
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.
 CV - Thoughts Of A Dot As It Travels A Surface (vinyl LP + leporello)
2018
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.
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