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Hiroui, Larsson Andreas: Seduced By (A) Last Year (thanatosis produktion)

Seeking to combine the interdisciplinary practices of Swedish percussionist, artist and philosopher Larsson Andreas Hiroui and his ensemble of Johanna Arve and Johan Jutterstrom into a single method, this extended work compiles their collective history into digital archives that are presented in a layered set of spoken observations and instrumental improvisations.
 

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Andreas Hiroui Larsson-cymbals, drums, voice

Johanna Arve-beamer, laptop, speaker, usb drive, voice

Johan Jutterstrom-saxophone, laptop, speaker, usb flash drive, voice


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UPC: 7320470260371

Label: thanatosis produktion
Catalog ID: THT14
Squidco Product Code: 32055

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2022
Country: Sweden
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded live at Nathan Milstein Hall, in Stockholm Sweden, on August 21st, 2020, by Bjorn Allevad.

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"I have for many years been interested in developing an interdisciplinary artistic practice with which I can combine the materials that I produce in my art, music, and philosophy practices and let them enter each other's fields, play each other's roles, and fulfil the purposes of one another. Seduced by (a) last year marks an early step in the development of such an interdisciplinary method and practice.

Seduced by (a) last year is perhaps more of an artistic method than a conventional musical composition. The method that I use is to compile materials that tell the collective history of the members of my ensemble in digital archives on USB flash drives to be improvised with on laptops via a beamer, speakers, and to be read aloud into microphones. Since Johanna Arve is a visual artist, most of the materials in her archives are of photographic and textual kind and represent works that we have made together over the past ten years. Johan Jutterström is a musician that I have known and worked with since almost twenty years, thereby the materials in his archives span from recordings and texts to parts where he and I improvise together live on our respective instruments.

One can think of the improvising with both the materials in the digital archives and the live improvisation by Jutterström and me as voices in the music. These voices are structured by the main text that I read aloud and which runs throughout the piece and in part determines the duration. Arve and Jutterström follow the main text in the score, in which dynamics and instructions as to when to improvise and with what archives are written out."-Andreas Hiroui Larsson, Stockholm 2022


Artist Biographies

"Andreas Hiroui Larsson is a Swedish aesthetician, artist, artistic researcher, and musician.

He is a researcher at Stockholm University of the Arts, as part of the artistic research project Lethe (2020-23), which explores forgetfulness as an artistic method. The project is funded by the Swedish Research Council.

Larsson conducts an interdisciplinary artistic practice, in which his method of contextualising aspects of non-idiomatic improvisation, the non-productive attitude, and pluralist aesthetics, enables the concepts and materials to play the roles and fulfil the purposes of one another. Thus in terms of ontology, his works are - be it contemporary music, experimental literature, or digital graphic music scores - as much works of music and philosophy as they are works of visual art.

His works are published by Firework Edition and Firework Edition Records (SWE), Peter Lang (DE/US), Nutida Musik (SWE), Relative Pitch Records (US), Lethe (SWE/NO), Found You Recordings (SWE), Olof Bright (SWE/AT), Thanatosis Produktion (SWE), Pink Pamphlet (US/SWE), Ermatell (RU), and FMR (GB). His works are held in the collections of The Nobel Library of the Swedish Academy (SE), Princeton University Library (US), University Library Dresden (DE), Stockholm Public Library (SE), and Sachsska Children's Hospital in Stockholm (SE).

Education

Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Postgraduate Studies Philosophy in the Context of Art (2016-17); Uppsala University, Undergraduate Studies Aesthetics (2016-17); Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Diploma Studies Performative and Textual Sculpture (2013-15); Pernby College of Art, Stockholm, Undergraduate Studies Painting and Sculpture (2011-13); Royal College of Music, Stockholm, Undergraduate and Graduate Studies Jazz and Improvised Music (2006-10, 2018-20); Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, Undergraduate Studies Generative Improvisation and Experimental Composition (2008-09)"

-Andreas Hiroui Larsson Website (https://andreashirouilarsson.weebly.com/)
4/10/2024

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Johanna Arve, born 1991, is an interdisciplinary artist and sound artist living in Stockholm, Sweden. She is associated with the Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design.

-Squidco 4/10/2024

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Johan Jutterström is a Swedish woodwind player, known for the groups Belle, Crime Scenes, J/L Duo, and STHLM Svaga.

-Discogs, Johan Jutterstr website (http://johanjutterstrom.weebly.com/cv.html)
4/10/2024

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