The concert performance is formed by the pandemic both in its setting and theme. It received praise in local newspaper Ystads Allehanda saying:
”…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.”
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, translates 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
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 Ann Roséns Youtube-kanal.
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.
In a Small Room - release concert---the concert starts at 6 min--
Releases concert with noise artist Ann Rosén -
On November 25,Schhh Records releases noise artist Ann Rosén’s new solo album In a Small Room To celebrate the release Ann will perform material related to the release in a live-streamed concert.
In a small room contains eight tracks, which are recordings from Rosén’s live-streamed Wednesday Drawings – unique graphite drawings that are created in front of an audience and connected to live electronics, where the pencil is the instrument that controls the whole soundscape and Rosén is the musician, conductor, sound engineer and composer all at the same time.
The works have been broadcasted live via Youtube during the summer and autumn of 2020 and are now being released in recorded format. The sound is rhythmic, playful and challenging.
Rosén’s art revolves around the exploration of interpersonal communication, how we can understand ourselves in relation to the outside world and the barriers that can arise between us and others. In a small room is characterised by the barriers that the past year has entailed, when musicians have not been able to meet their audience live, and contains tracks such as Time Lag Sadness and Disconnected. The sounds that Ann Rosen processes, turn in side out, squeezes, stretches, pick apart and rebuild originates from recordings of the great Swedish Horn player Sören Hermansson.
Ann Rosén (born 1956) is the composer, musician and artist who began her career in the visual arts in the 1980s with interactive, intelligent and intriguing works. Since the 1990s, the artistic focus has been on music and sound art and Rosén has more than one hundred works behind her. The works have been performed at the Swedish Royal Opera, Modern Art Museum in Stockholm and South Bank in London, among others. Rosén has played at clubs in Berlin and London, participated in everything from underwater concerts to international festivals such as BIFEM in Australia and Sines and Squares in England. Rosén is also one of the founders of Syntjuntan, a trio of composers who for about ten years together with the audience sewed synths and then performed electroacoustic music on them.
Ann Rosén has written music for a variety of different ensembles, including Stockholm Saxophone Quartet, Ensemble Makadam, the Australian Argonaut Quartet, and the New York based duo Miolina. Schhh Records has released several of the resulting works on the albums Bredvid (2016) with Ann Rosén and Stockholm Saxophone Quartet and Ensemble Makadam & Ann Rosén live @ nymus (2014).
The album Syntjuntan (Schhh Records 2012) was awarded the Manifest Award for Best Experimental Album in 2013.
About the album Bredvid, the magazine Nutida Musik (2018/271) wrote: “With different kinds of sound and gestures, Ann Rosén and the musicians succeed in creating a rich cosmos that immediately succeeds in fascinating the listener.”
Schhh Records is a label promoting unique sound art and music! Schhh Records promotes artists that take an extra step wether they are refining their work or they challenge boundaries and explore uncharted territories.
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