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9/29/14 – SCI-Arc videos

here are two videos I scored for SCI-Arc projects
both with visuals by Jordan Squires
from 2013 & 2014 (click to watch, embeds disabled)


8/29/14 – Impossible Textures remix split

now here’s a casual collaboration based on a chance encounter:
met impossible textures at a concert 3 weeks ago
decided we had enough in common to make something!

8/19/14 – Conifers video


directed by johann baron lanteigne
watch below:

8/7/14 – Weather Patterns interview


there is a new interview with me up at Silent Media
I discuss my collaboration with countertenor Mikah Meyer, solo albums and poetry
read here

7/14/14 – Zach Thorpe

MIXDESK UPDATE!! i have been working with zach thorpe for 5 years on his debut record
and finally can announce there will be music from him soon!
for now i offer an in – progress view
a noisemix i did for him that will not make the record
just a taste!

Collect (Derek Piotr Mix) DOWNLOAD

6/7/14 - Intersection of Rivers (Live)

6/5/14 – summer mix 14

tracklist:
1. sufi song
2. derek piotr / bhadrakali (lp remix)
3. bill clement / highland fling
4. fennesz / nebenraum
5. blaqstar / handstand
6. talip ozkan / sipsi
7. haba haba group / sitgol #1
8. greie & huber / das gemeinsame
9. sd laika / it’s ritual
10. ethnic minority music of north vietnam / bao zoo 2
11. derek piotr / thicket of light-needles (a capella)
12. richard chartier / interior field
13. ştefan niculescu / sincronie i (for flute, oboe & bassoon)
14. st. vincent / the bed
16. morton feldman / samoa ii
17. alfred schnittke / sanctus

6/3/14 – Mandala

5/22/14 – Tempatempat on Bandcamp

Tempatempat_packshot_front_web5/19/14 – Feature & mix and Bhadrakali 2

there is a new interview/feature on Tempatempat over at Forestpunk
I also contributed an exlusive mix to the feature

mix tracklist:

p susheela / meduva
kumiko shuto / biwa performance
algérie : musiques du sahara / chant de tagerrabt
gendang keteng-keteng / dance of possession by the guru sipaso : gendang peseluken
m.i.a. / karmageddon
mind dynamics / praise hi
derek piotr / thicket of light needles
colleen / humming fields
derek piotr / yogyakarta

there is also Bhadrakali 2, a 2.0 update for live situations:

5/16/14 – Tempatempat CDs and NYC travel

I arrived home from my travels today to find Tempatempat CDs were delivered!!
please place physical orders via my BUY page
find digital in most digital retailers (itunes amazon etc.)

I was traveling around NYC all week because both Sam Tarakajian and AGF were in town
and was able to spend some amazing time with both of them of them!!

5/10/14 – Weather Patterns

weather patterns spread

Weather Patterns, my collaboration with countertenor Mikah Meyer
and photographer Meire Todão, is out now on Silent Media

4/28/14 – Tempatempat released


Tempatempat is out today!


please have a look at the album page, label page, or buy the record

4/20/14 – Stray Landings review & Bhadrakali mp3

Stray Landings have reviewed Tempatempat here
(“a versatile and gripping album”)
and you can now download an edit of Bhadrakali over at my mp3 page

3/24/14 – Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta is sung in Bahasa Indonesian
lyrics: derekpiotr.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/y…ation.pdf

3/20/14 – Tempatempat reviews

first feedback is arriving on Tempatempat

from Cyclic Defrost (“a consistently intriguing collection”)
ATTN:Magazine (“the beats are fierce”)
Critical Masses (“It’s as transcendental as it gets”)
and Beach Sloth (“his most confident work”)

many thanks to them. and happy Spring!

2/12/14 – Spine live at launchpad

2/8/14 – Rift video, recent interview

“Rift” is another track taken from Tempatempat which was produced using only recordings of my voice the video was directed by Simone Sörgel, and I am really excited by this one!

there is also a recent interview up with Beach Sloth

1/16/14 – Conifers

Conifers is an all vocal drone piece I wrote last year
which quickly became very close to my heart
immediately I felt it had a certain distinguishable character
and have begun using it as an intro file for live situations …
a lot of the music I favor for sleep has a drifting beatless quality
like phil niblock, or kevin drumm / “tannenbaum”
so it is my hope that my listeners engage in repeated listens
to perhaps gain relaxation and clarity! download

1/5/14 – new interview & resonance.fm spot

a new interview is published in Polish in Vault 909 Mag #2, click for PDF
also tonight at 10pm London time there is an exclusive mix on resonance.fm
of tracks, snippets and extras from Tempatempat

tracklist:

1. Terminal (Flute)
2. Conifers
3. Encloses (Rehearsal)
4. Encloses (Steve Roden Remix)
5. Bhadramandala
6. Bhadrakali
7. Conifers
8. Intersection of Rivers
9. Mahakali
10. Mandala (Coda)
11. K4L1
12. Khong Wong Pattern

12/8/13 – Bhadrakali (Edit)

another Tempatempat track
here I sing in bahasa Indonesian
read lyrics & translation PDF

12/6/13 – Tempatempat announced

my fourth solo record, Tempatempat will be out in 2014 via MonotypeRec

Tempatempat is an Indonesian word, chosen for its repetition and meaning
the meaning changes depending on how the word is broken:
Tempa Tempat means “forging place”
Tempat Empat means “fourth place”

the first track to hear, “Intersection of Rivers” can be streamed at XLR8R

another track, “Conifers” is available below,
matched with a minimal looping video of the pine trees across from my house:

12/1/13 – Piotr-Heslin

Piotr-Heslin, my collaborative EP with Paul Heslin
is available now as a free download. click for project site
…first review by Stray Landings: “I remain completely captivated by every bizarre move they make”

11/22/13 – Raj updates

a new review is up for Raj over at Bearded Gentleman Music
it is also now stocked in the Norman Records store. enjoy!

11/11/13 – Stray Landings feature & mix


a new interview is up at Stray Landings
which features an exclusive mix
led by the vocal stem of one of the tracks
on my upcoming solo record… more soon

mix tracklist:

derek piotr / yogyakarta (a capella)
afghanistan va / nuristani women’s song
m.i.a. / y.a.l.a.
omar souleyman / nahy
ono / hold me
agf / the generations 1 (eila kivikk’aho, 1961)
gregor samsa / abutting, dismantling
stephen scott / music three for bowed strings
forest swords / an hour
choeur gregorien de paris / deus, deus meus

10/21/13 – Live on WHUS

some new tracks and live improvisations …

10/16/13 – Quietus glow

some wonderful unexpected glow for Raj in The Quietus. thanks John !!!

10/5/13 – exceptional new design mix

new mix up for exceptional new design

tracklist:

derek piotr / open
benzos / sore eyes
no pomo / ⟨⟨lergy
oval / episonik
m.i.a. / attention
geeta dutt & talat mahmood / dekho dekho ji balam
euis komariah w. jugala orchestra / bardin
cfcf / camera
thom yorke / honey pot

9/14/13 – Open video

the Open video was directed by jeremy bailey
it is the third and final music video from my album Raj

also available for download is a new version of Open:

9/1/13 – Dust-Hum

a new, all-vocal work of mine is available for stream at Radio Papesse
I composed this track for their Süden Radio call

8/20/13 – work update

quick update! i have completed my work with countertenor mikah meyer
weather patterns” will be released late 13 or early 14 as a boxed set

i also completed work on an EP with paul heslin
details on that release shortly

now i am in the midst of scoring a documentary called “here”
still in production, more details soon

7/11/13 – summer updates

jeremy bailey is in the process of working on a music video
for track “open” with me expect flowers soon … ❀

in other news, I stopped by downtown venue Spectrum last week
and was very fortunate to finally meet maja ratkje and watch her perform!

there is more soon to come in the way of interviews & reviews
please subscribe to be kept in the loop

6/21/13 – amendola (live)

also please read this interview with Sam Tarakajian

6/4/13 – summer 13 mix for experimedia

☼ tracklist ☼

1. mu / my name is tommi
2. laub / morgen
3. david byrne & st. vincent / weekend in the dust
4. m.i.a. / hussel
5. derek piotr / hutan
6. gold panda / thailand chord droner
7. gyan dutt / dekho dekho ji
8. mirah / jerusalem (chopped & screwed by y.a.c.h.t.)
9. haja el hamdaouia / el kahla
10. sublime frequencies / radio thailand
11. photek / slowburn
12. hercules & love affair / iris
13. st. vincent / the strangers
14. oval + hana kobayashi / koral
15. derek piotr / flow through light
16. maja ratkje / softly as i leave you

5/13/13 – recent interviews

with nowamuzyka.pl & gumshoe

4/27/13 – Deliver (2013 Version)

2/28/13 – slctdby

small thought piece on Head Slash Bauch for slctdby

2/26/13 – Raj

Raj is released today!

distribution options:

· buy retail cd 12usd at artist shop
· · donate & download whole album + bonus
· · · all tracks on soundcloud

recent reviews:

critical masses · inyourspeakers · attn:magazine

2/3/13 – Raj preorder

Raj is available for preorder over at bandcamp

or email me

the record is released February 26th

also enjoy the video for the track sand defacing all surfaces

directed by sam tarakajian

1/9/13 – Grave video

the first video from Raj

was directed by ben cannan

for the track grave

watch here

1/4/13 – interview/feature in the mercurial

on Raj & more

read here

1/3/13 – Hutan

the first track to drop from Raj, “Hutan”

is available free, over at XLR8R

12/17/12 - more Raj details

more details on Raj, including tracklist

can be found over at Resident Advisor

12/12/12 – Air: Live Cuts from Airing

Air, a collection of live performances of Airing tracks

on blondena music now, CD/DL

12/4/12 – Experimedia Mix 2012

I have completed a mix for Experimedia’s new series

1. andy stott / numb
2. dntel / dustmites
3. gudrun gut / frei sein
4. agf / stœrung (kiteki rmx)
5. derek piotr / amendola
6. rafael toral / ii.iv
7. dirty projectors / while you’re here
8. fennesz / fa (mark fell remix)
9. buda musique du monde / chants & narrative – oktjabrina vladimirovna & svetlana naumova
10. mohamed al ali / mili alay (sway to me)
11. missy elliot / 9th inning
12. derek piotr / deliver (pinkcourtesyphone ‘out of area’ mix)

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11/26/12 – IMPULS Interview

IMPULS Magazine interviewed me

about my upcoming third solo record

the title is Raj, the artwork is below

to be released in 2013, with more details crawling out soon

11/1/12 – Radio Mantras EP

Radio Mantras

3 extended forms of track “Radimantra

& remixes by Paul Heslin & Safety Scissors

9/27/12 – Deliver CDs + more reviews

Deliver CDs are available

buy from experimedia · artist shop

also more reviews, this time from inyourspeakers, pirtlegimp & experimedia

8/24/12 – recent reviews

reviews of Deliver at Critical Masses & Beach Sloth, a review of Airing at PopMatters

7/23/12 – Deliver is out !

Deliver remixes are released today !!!

buy from bandcamp · amazon · itunes · juno

7/11/12 – Deliver

Deliver will be released as a single on the 23rd

remixes from Best Fwends, C. Spencer Yeh, Pinkcourtesyphone

Paul Heslin, Backyard Gypsy, and a cover version by Ivan Cheng

listen to the album version:

a snippet of the Pinkcourtesyphone mix is here

6/29/12 – new interview

there is a new interview with me up at today I conversed with. enjoy!

5/15/12 – Airing is out!

Airing is released today !!!

buy cd/digital at:

bandcamp · experimedia · juno · itunes · amazon

for promo copies, write me !

5/13/12 – Deliver (Backyard Gypsy Remix)

Deliver will be a single in july

remixes from Richard Chartier/Pinkcourtesyphone, Best Fwends, Paul Heslin +++

write me for promo copies

5/1/12 – Ilse : soundtracks vol. 4

an unreleased track of mine “overpass” appears in this compilation by Ilse music

download it for free here

4/21/12 – Colossus music video

music video for my track colossus, directed by jeremy bailey

4/16/12 – Airing pre-order

Airing is available for pre-order today,

the pre-order will be up for a month until it is released May 15th

I have decided to go with “pay what you will” for the pre-order only!

head over to bandcamp to purchase

4/14/12 – WGXC visit

I was the visiting artist at WGXC’s studios today

to discuss Airing and my upcoming EP Radio Mantras

I also played a short dj set of 10 songs by other artists i’m enjoying at the moment

download mp3 of the show here [176 MB]

dj set tracklist:

Spirits – Dendrite
Hand – AGF
Thailand Chord Droner – Gold Panda
Rain Rhythm – Mikah Meyer / Derek Piotr
Focus (edit) – Derek Piotr
Lungs (demo) – Zach Thorpe
Leikau – Gabriel Ananda
Icarus – Santogold
I’ll Come When I Can – Black Pus
Sanctus – Alfred Schnittke

4/12/12 – Deliver video, remixes & AGF at EMPAC

today was amazing !

I filmed the rest of the footage for the deliver music video with carahanni:

deliver will be a single in July, expect remixes from best fwends & pinkcourtesyphone

also visited EMPAC to see AGF & Sue.C perform “infinite jest” & finally met antye in reality!

4/3/12 – Airing medley at sLow Audycja – miniature007

an interesting medley of Airing tracks is part of this week’s mixtape

at sLow Audycja as part of their miniatures series. 14/15 tracks were used!

mp3 here [34.2mb]

tracklist:

1. Marsz Ducha
2. Vehicle
3. Insects
4. Guides
5. Święty Marsz
6. Radimantra
7. Sixmonth
8. Clandestine Spread
9. Marsz Żalu
10. Nineweek
11. Will Rise (Will Love)
12. Deliver
13. Islets
14. Glass Broadcast

3/26/12 – interview & review with everythingischemical.com

a new interview with me & a glowing review for AGORA

have just been posted at everythingischemical.com

enjoy!

3/22/12 – Airing 5.15.12

3/19/12 – Airing reviews are in

two pre-release reviews have been posted for my second record, Airing.

one is at a future in noise and the other at beach sloth‘s blog

to request review copies email me

3/13/12 – music videos & more

I am pleased to announce Jeremy Bailey is working on a music video for Colossus, out soon

another track, Deliver, will be out as a single in July along with remixes

and here is the front cover of Airing, pre-order will begin April 16th, for review copies email me

2/22/12 – Radio Mantras on Mantra Radio

UPDATE: listen to the mantras here

tune in 3pm eastern time on monday, Feb 27 to Mantra Radio

to catch the premiere of new works of mine, Radio Mantras

Radio Mantras or रेडियो मंत्र will be released as an EP in Spring

alongside my second solo record, Airing

they are extended forms of a track on Airing called Radimantra

there will also be remixes

stream Radio Mantra III:

2/14/12 – Airing is coming…

photo by meire todao

my second solo record, Airing, will be out in three months.

some of the pieces on the record were performed in october. you can listen to them here

stream the first track of the record, Colossus:

1/23/12 – Overtaker (Twenty Knives Remix) video

dir. Ivan Cheng, from my remix album AGORA Regathered

download this remix over at XLR8R

Ivan and I have a project called gobs

1/20/12 – Glass Broadcast video

dir. Pierre-Henri Ramboz, from my upcoming full-length Airing, due in spring

1/18/12

12/29/11 – countertenor work & radio mantras

I have been working with countertenor Mikah Meyer on a project to be released soon

we recorded in a cathedral earlier this month

I also am at work on an EP based around a track on my upcoming album Airing (due spring 2012).

the EP will be called Radio Mantras or रेडियो मंत्र and will feature two remixes

12/5/11 – AGORA Regathered

AGORA Regathered is released!

photos from the release party are here

buy here OR here OR here [physical]

many of the tracks have been featured in this Polish radio show

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some reviews

by the needle drop

“a consistently perplexing remix album”

by xlr8r

“experimentation and otherworldly vocal manipulation…stimulating”

by beach sloth

“a solidly strange remix album”

by caliper music

“such a sense of musical community…impressive gathering of experimental people”