Alan Courtis (b. 1972)

Cardamomo (2008)
from “Unstringed Guitar & Cymbals” CD released by Blossoming Noise (USA)

Walkman in a Freezer (2003)
released on the “Observer Drift” 2xCD compilation by Authorised Version

Nitor Lex Quid (2014)
released in 2015 on the “Aurantium Lumino” CD by Neus-318 (Japan)

Escalator Sonata (2011)
recorded at the escalator of Congreso metro station, Buenos Aires 22/02/2004 and released on a clear 7” by Root Don Lonie For Cash (New Zealand)

Microtonal Drifts (2016)
recorded with a microtonal guitar released on limited cassette edition by Invisible City Records (UK)

Tributo al Calcio (2004)
released on the “Tribute to Calcium” 7” by Tonschacht (Germany)

Oslo Opera T (2017)
recorded at the Oslo Operae’s toilet. unreleased

North Polecast (2009)
Unreleased field recording from Svalvard (an archipelago close to the North Pole) at the “Super Ultra North of Everything” festival organized by Dans for Voksne (Norway)

Fractal en Lonjas” from “Las Sales Fundentes
2xCD by Om Discos (Argentina)

Suite for Processed Marimbas (2004)
released in a limited spraypainted edition by Audiobot (Belgium):
  1. Prelude
  2. Allemande
  3. Courante
  4. Sarabande
  5. Minuet
  6. Gavotte
  7. Gigue
All music, composed, recorded & performed by Alan Courtis

Graphic Scores
  1. The Ansugo Studies” (2011) [PDF]
  2. Unspoiled Text Piece” (2014) [JPG]
  3. Variations in No Minor” (2015) [PDF]
  4. Armoniarium” (2017) [JPG]

Corralón (2017)

Alan Courtis (aka Anla Courtis) was born in Buenos Aires in 1972. He has been working in the field of sound-art, electro-acoustic music, drone, noise, improvisation and composition. Former member of Reynols, he’s now part of the French group L’Autopsie a révélé que la mort était due à l’Autopsie. His written music has been played by ensembles from England, Thailand, Switzerland, Wales, Netherlands, Mexico, Canada, United States, Spain and South America. He was commissioned by Phoenix Basel Ensemble (Switzerland), Český Rozhlas (Czech Republic) and was artist in residence at EMS (Stockholm), GRM (Paris), Cafe Oto (London), USF (Bergen),etc. He has more than 400 solo releases and collaborations on labels like: Mego, P.S.F., Pogus, SubRosa, RRR, Fabrica, Blossoming Noise, No-Fi, Antifrost, Om, Tonschacht, 267Lattajjaa, Quasipop, Alt.Vinyl, Riot Season, Kning Disk, Beta-Lactam, Prele, Matching Head, 8MM, Public Eyesore, Musica Genera, Porter, Smittekilde, Sedimental, Feeding Tube, MIE, Korm Plastics, Beartown, Monotype, etc. His music has been broadcasted at radios like: BBC (UK), WFMU (USA), Resonance-FM (UK), WDR (Germany), SBS (Australia), Ö1-ORF (Austria), Radiocustica (Czech Republic), CJSF (Canada), Sveriges Radio (Sweden), Radio France, NRK (Norway), RTVE (Spain), WNUR (USA), Radio  Beethoven (Chile), Radio Nacional (Argentina), etc. Courtis has toured extensively in Japan, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Europe, USA, Australia, NZ & Latin America and has collaborated with musicians like: Pauline Oliveros, Phill Niblock, Keiji Haino, Merzbow, Lee Ranaldo, Nihilist Spasm Band, Jim O’Rourke, Yoshimi, BJ Nilsen, Otomo Yoshihide, Stilluppsteypa. RLW, Zbigniew Karkowski, Eddie Prevost, L.A.F.M.S., Makoto Kawabata,  Jojo Hiroshige (Hijokaidan), KK Null, Daniel Menche, Mats Gustafsson, Rick Bishop, Toshimaru Nakamura, Thomas Dimuzio, Rudolf Eb.Er, Kouhei, Seiichi Yamamoto, Tetuzi Akiyama, Lasse Marhaug, Rapoon, Uton, Birchville Cat Motel, The New Blockaders, Pain Jerk, Tetsuo Furudate, Jaap Blonk, Gert-Jan Prins, Jazkamer, C.Spencer Yeh, Okyung Lee & Kemialliset Ystavat. His music always has strong experimental sense and usually based on high-skilled techniques of prepared sound, tape manipulations, processing of field recordings, live electronics, objects, cymbals, synthesizers, computer tools, playing traditional (both acoustic and electric) instruments as well as self-built, strange and unusual instruments (eg. unstringed guitar). Courtis has made music for films/videos by Jaime Davidovich, Claudio Caldini, Greg Pope, Hang Jun Lee, Sergio Subero, Pablo Mazzollo, Guillermo Ueno, etc. His work has been also exhibited at Cococara Arts & Space (Tokyo), Uplink Gallery (Tokyo), None Gallery (Dunedin), ARCOmadrid (Spain), BienalSur (Bogotá), Esàcio Subte (Montevideo), Galería Nora Fisch  and Cobra (both in Buenos Aires). He has coordinated music workshops in Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, England, Portugal, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile, United States, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Thailand, China & Japan.

Alan Courtis in UbuWeb Film
Reynols in UbuWeb Sound