Release concert with Stockholm Saxophone Quartet, Ann Rosén, Sten-Olof Hellström and Sara Sjödahl
Schhh production presents a new album by Ann Rosén & Stockholm Saxophone Quartet BREDVID (SE3JQ16001)
Concert and mingle! First 10 visitors recieves a free CD!!!!!!
September 22, 17.30
The BREDVID compositions deal with parallel
processes that might affect each other but are not
linked! It’s like young children playing next to each
other rather than with each other. They have a lot in
common and can even borrow stuff from each other
but they’re still in their own worlds!
The solo pieces BREDVID M, BREDVID J, BREDVID A
and the quartet version BREDVID Q are all offspring
of the initial BREDVID composition, a “double solo”
for Jörgen Pettersson and Matias Karlsen Björnstad,
commissioned by RANK and Nya Perspektiv, first
performed at Kompfest 2015, Malmö.
The BREDVID music has grown out of the piece
Elkonflikt (electric conflict), saxophones and
electronics, for which Ann Rosén built the first version
of the Freezerbox synth. KRING (around) the last piece
on the album is the first composition Ann Rosén made
for the Stockholm Saxophone Quartet.
All music on the album is performed by members of
Stockholm Saxophone Quartet except for
BREDVID A that’s performed by Ann Rosén with her
Ann Rosén was originally trained as a sculptor at Konstfack
(University College of Arts, Crafts and Design) in Stockholm
and has been active as a sound artist and composer since the
90s. In recent years she has received a great deal of attention
for the project Syntjuntan and in 2013 their album was
awarded the Manifest prize for the best experimental album.
With Syntjuntan she has composed music, built instruments
and performed nearly two hundred concerts and workshops.
Her sound art involves expanding the palette of sounds with
timbres using textile sensors to register changing tensions
to control computer generated sounds and processes.
Glitches, sparks and clicks, white noise and electronic
artefacts characterise Ann Rosén’s sound world, as do spatial
soundscapes created using real-time synthesis.
In recent years the composing – usually in combination with
self-made electronic musical instruments – has taken an
increasingly large place in Ann’s oeuvre. In the work BREDVID,
DYS, RESILIENCE and through the BARRIER ORCHESTRA,
Ann’s long artistic activity is summarized in modular pieces for
the custom-built instruments KNEECUFF and FREEZERBOX
SYNTH, INTEOCH, voice and mixed instrumentation.
The BREDVID pieces are part of Ann Rosén’s Great Barrier
Orchestra project, which aims to challenge our inner and outer
barriers, the ones we carry inside ourselves and the ones we
encounter in the world around us, deepen collaboration with
the musicians, composing and developing new instruments,
playing techniques, music and art.
August 3, 2016