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Gunnarson, Rosanna / Karin Johansson: I grunda vikar ar bottnarna mjuka (OUTERDISK)

"I grunda vikar ar bottnarna mjuka" is inspired by August Strindberg's classic short story about a fortepiano being dropped into deep waters off an archipelago island, Stora grusharpan. The musical content is based partly on secret unde...
 

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Rosanna Gunnarson-composition, graphic score, field recordings

Karin Johansson-prepared grand piano


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Label: OUTERDISK
Catalog ID: OD21112
Squidco Product Code: 34817

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2024
Country: Sweden
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Johansson's grand piano recorded at Elementstudion, in Gothenburg, Sweden, by Linus Andersson. Gunnarson's field recordings recorded in Varmdo, Sweden.

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"I grunda vikar ar bottnarna mjuka" is inspired by August Strindberg's classic short story about a fortepiano being dropped into deep waters off an archipelago island, Stora grusharpan. The musical content is based partly on secret underwater recordings during a summer, autumn and winter, as well as audio recordings of a piano being lowered into the water (like Strindberg's model), to the great surprise of curious fish. The recorded material has then been mixed into an audio file and then, based on a partly graphic score, Karin Johansson has developed improvisations for prepared piano. The result is a deep dive into an archipelago bay. A collage of the sound environment in an increasingly threatened sea, in dialogue with resounding memories of a lost childhood by the Baltic Sea. It is about setting anchor, learning to swim, and finding yourself at the intersection of three different worlds - the one above the surface, the one below the surface, and your own, inside."-OUTERDISK


Artist Biographies

"Composer and sound artist from Värmdö, Sweden. I make sound art installations and art music pieces for ensembles and orchestras, as well as music to different types of media ranging from tv/film to games. Written works include pieces for Norrbotten Neo, Blåsarsymfonikerna, Södra Latins kammarkör, Elefantöra, Malvakvartetten, Ensemble Kondens, Drottningholm Barock ensemble, Elefantöra, Stockholm Saxophone Quartet, to name few. My practice also includes sound art installations and electronic pieces e.g. a sound sculpture in Lidköpings stadsträdgård (in collaboration with local artist/sculptor Tony Abrahamsson) and a mixed media installation at Stockholm concert hall "Surfing soundwaves - Baltic sea" that was part of the summer exhibition in 2016. A similar installation was commissioned by Swedavia airports in 2017 for Stockholm Arlanda (Terminal 5)."

-Rosanna Gunnarson Website (http://www.rosannagunnarsson-music.com/)
6/12/2024

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"Karin Johansson" pianist / composer / accordionist. Improvised music / experimental / jazz / music for theatre and contemporary dance."

-Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/karinjohansson)
6/12/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Att sjunka 02:46

2. Bottenvarld 03:34

3. Barnkammarlek 06:58

4. Sommarregn 04:07

5. Vagsvall 03:41

6. Brygglek 08:37

7. Laxen 02:20

8. Hostnatt/Kasta macka 05:06

9. Isbrytning 03:02

10. Barnkammarlek del 2 05:42

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