Kalerne proposed in 2007 a series of publications dedicated to some special events or listening contexts. They were in home-burnt CDr format and with handsome and handmade packaging. Due to this ephemeral format, those publication have been deleted. Some of these works have been reissue on CD, some are available for free on this website.
It actually started like this :
The first three Kalerne Temporary Editions were done for the art and craft market of the Open Air International Art Festival at Chang Kai-Chek Memorial Hall, on the 2, 3 and 4th of October 2007, in Taipei (Taiwan).
Half an hour of animal sounds on each of these CDrs :
kaltemp01. Songs of a few amphibians from Taiwan
kaltemp02. Songs of a few crickets from Europe
kaltemp03. Songs of a few cicadas from Taiwan
What happened because these three first Kalerne editions...
The selling of these three CDrs became a kind of performance including listening to phonographies for the buyers and Mandarin language skill exercise for the seller.
During the three rainy days of the festival, I was sitting at my table, with my CDrs, computer and some small portable speakers. I played the cicadas, frogs and crickets sounds all the time, despite the irritation of some of my neighbors... Some people wandering in the market were stopped in their walk by the strangest cicadas songs. Frog sounds attracted them, make them coming with a smile. Then, they were proposed a private listening session with headphone, during while I was playing various sounds from these three animal sound editions, and also some phonographies of the taiwanese soundscapes (such as TW04-05 a CD published by Ere Editions). The situation was very interactive : I could read so many emotions on the listener's face just in front of me. It was like an intimate concert with a lot of confidences. Some people could not accept any urban sounds, some other were fed up by crickets. But most of them found some sounds which would fit to their mood or interests. An European cricket (Eugryllodes pipiens) was convincing everyone with its bell-like shimmerings. Some frog sounds (Rana adenopleura) were making people laughing every time. Sometimes, I was in front of six or seven teenager girls all wondering about these strange sounds and quite excited by the exoticism of the situation (I must admit that I feel somewhat guilty to have attracted them with amphibian's explicit mating calls...). Some people came back two or three times, just to listen more and chat about listening and environment. A few one made technical or professional appreciation (one was one a sound engineer and another one was doing documentary). Some other were recognizing sounds because of their passion for hiking in the mountains. Some other ones were wondering why I was recording all these sounds, triggering an interesting discussion about the value of animal beings and natural environments. Some other felt in love with the idea of sonic postcards meanwhile other just give me a cold smile meaning that only a stranger would pay attention to such things. One old man was listening with distance, refusing discussion, then asked to buy all the CDs related to Taiwan. But the two most surprising listeners were two children. One of them will surely become some professor or researcher in biology. As he was listening to the animals sounds, he was telling me so many stories about animal behaviors and ecology that I couldn't say a word. The other one was small girl. Her parents told me that when she was born, they were living in nearby the mountains, so she knew very well the taiwanese animal sounds. When she listened to Pomponia linearis, a quite noisy cicada, she began to shout loudly, with a huge smile. Her shout was so long that everyone in the area looked at us (and wondering what I was doing to this poor child). It was just an expression of enthousiasm for a typical summer sound... (Yannick Dauby - 09.11.2007)
Later (2007-2008) came another series of temporary editions :
kaltemp04. La rivière penchée
A temporary reissue of a 12" vinyl record, originally published in 2004 by Alluvial Recordings.
Check the Discogs website about it.
kaltemp05. Volcanic Tatooed Toads
A 45 min unedited recordings of Bombina variegata, the Yellow-Bellied Toad.
Available for free, here, on Kalerne.net.
kaltemp06. Songs of a few crickets from Europe
This was a bestseller in Taiwan (!) and had to be reissued... now available on this website for free.
kaltemp07. Nous, les défunts
A commission by SilenceRadio, now edited on CD with two complementary pieces.
Check it here : Taî-pak thiaⁿ saⁿ piàn