Det kommer främmande – praised by local media 

 
On June 11th and 12th, the Barrier Orchestra performed a new composition “Det kommer främmande” by Ann Rosén, Fabian Svensson and Sten-Olof Hellström at Vardagsrummet in the small village of Östra Hoby. The title alludes to the Swedish expression “we’re having guests” which literally translates to “there will be strangers coming”, with a two-fold meaning: “strangers” and “guests” being the same word in Swedish, and in this context referring to both “refugees” and “guests”.
The concert performance is formed by the pandemic both in its setting and theme. It received praise in local news paper Ystads Allehandasaying:
“…a magical experience. The Barrier Orchestra breaks all barriers in Österlen. /…/ It’s venturing, it’s experimental, and it’s undeniably what you can call ‘narrow’ music. But if you open the throttle, it is also very appealing.”

Feature article in CORA 

Swedish art magazine CORA has a feature article about Ann Rosén’s artistry: 
 
“Det var med Syntjuntan som Ann Rosén blev känd för en bredare allmänhet för tiotalet år sedan. Kvinnor och teknik var ett vinnande koncept hos såväl bidragsgivare som kursdeltagare och Ann Rosén skapade ett kit som kursdeltagare fick tillverka själva och dessutom ta med sig hem.”
“It was with Syntjuntan that Ann Rosén became known to a wider public ten years ago. Women and technology was a winning concept for both donors and course participants, and Ann Rosén created a kit with which the course participants could make their own little synth to take home.”
Article (in Swedish) about Ann Rosén in CORA by Yvonne Ihmels, March 2021.

Ann Rosén’s work received attention in The Wire

Ann Rosén’s work has just received attention in The Wire, the world’s largest independent music magazine. The magazine has a full page about Ann’s art, please read here (no. 446, behind the paywall). The site also has samples from Drawing Sessions, see film here.
“Rosén, who initially trained as a sculptor, is particularly interested in relationships between apparent opposites. Her recent digital release In a small room features recordings from an ongoing series of drawing sessions, streamed weekly on her YouTube channel. Computer software, which she designed, translate the graphite marks she makes upon sheets of paper into gritty, grainy, glitchy strokes of sound. Her gestures take effect simultaneous in the visual and acoustics spheres and the clear-cut distinction between graphic and sonic art is erased as each performance generates its own score.”
Extract from the article by Julian Cowley in The Wire Magazine, no 446, March 2021

Grafiskt klotter blir akustisk poesi på Youtube – Måndagar 20.00


Varje måndag kl 20.00 bjuder Ann Rosén på något mycket ovanligt på Youtube: Drawing Sessions – korta blyertsverk som ritas fram live inför tittarna och skapar en unik ljudbild som är rytmisk, lekfull och utmanande. Nya verk kommer att livestreamas på måndagkvällar under hela våren 2021.

Drawing Sessions livestreamas på Youtube på måndagar kl 20.00 och kan även ses i efterhand på https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgzO-aWsFPhZkgsucbUJBFQ

Några av de blyertsverk som redan sänts på Youtube gavs nyligen ut på Roséns soloalbum “In A Small Room”, som precis har recenserats i The Wire – världens största oberoende musikmagasin:
“In A Small Room” är en solopresentation som vittnar om Ann Roséns tekniska uppfinningsrikedom och alkemiska fantasi. De åtta spåren på denna skiva kunde ursprungligen höras under en serie med livestreamade ”Drawing Sessions”. Genom att göra märken på papper med ett litet kolbit och suddgummi, genererar Rosén ljud med kretsarna i sitt eget Blyerts Barriär Instrument. Grafiskt klotter översätts skickligt till flexibelt accentuerad, akustisk poesi.”
Julian Cowley, The Wire – Januari 2021 (Nr 443).

In A Small Room (DL) finns tillgängligt på Spotify, Itunes, Amazon, Youtube m.fl. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtXBZnxY4lzYi5I8pM2XrEg


In a Small Room, Release Concert November 25 , 20.00 (UTC+1)

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