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alëna korolëva // premonitions TAPE

alëna korolëva // premonitions TAPE

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Collage artist/documentary filmmaker Alëna Korolëva from Toronto, Canada, will be joining the Mononoto label in Berlin, Germany in March 2024.A limited edition cassette of 60 copies from Forms of Minutiae.

This is a cinematic collage soundscape created from field recordings. DL code included.

The following is a commentary by the writer himself.

"Every time I go, I can't help but feel the signs of impending change. I eavesdrop on the conversations of creatures large and small, and like me, they feel anxious and uncertain about what's to come." Something is in the air, dark clouds are gathering, and the wind is about to change course. Amidst the chaos and calm, voices from the non-human and human worlds mix together to create a worrying symphony. This piece is an ode to hope and the beauty of life on the brink of the sixth mass extinction. Joining in the chorus are the American Toad, the North Wind, the Old Kettle, and Mr. - Cats, barred owls, crickets, domestic chickens and pigs, trumpeter swans, bees, truck horns, cormorants, seagulls, and other elements and creatures.

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Forms of Minutiae releases available at Tobira. 

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Includes DL code. Cassette in norelco case. Edition of 60.
Program repeats on both sides of cassette. 

tracklist:

  1. premonitions 28:55

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Forms of Minutiae:

"Something is afoot, the Tkaronto/Toronto-based artist and curator, Alëna Korolëva tells us in her new soundscape composition “premonitions”. American toads and water beetles set things in motion before the long-form piece journeys through a multitude of field recordings and non-human voices in a quasi-cinematographic fashion. Korolëva layers and manipulates sounds from the real into a sonic chimaera which mutates concrete ambiances into vaporous surrealities through the modes of collage. A storm blankets the soundscape, things grow quieter. Distant parallels with Luc Ferrari's "musique anecdotique" come to mind, yet here the piece materializes in an acoustic docu-fiction of some sort, that takes the form of a waking dream. Various scenes, ranging from the mundane to the uncanny, unfold in eardrums exposing an underlying sense of earthly melancholy. A weight lurks throughout while winds, pigs, chickens, and mechanical apparatus weave into a strange agitated tapestry. A kettle whistles, a cat meows – Korolëva sprinkles the gloom with touches of humor and audible senses of home. Trumpeter swans are joined by a trumpeter human; Chayka Chekhov responds to the avian songs in a interspecies dialogue – echoing Jim Nollman's “Playing Music With Animals”. Environments cascade into a finale droned out by truck horns. Their ringings and animal cries swell in a somber abstraction bearing the weight of a presentiment. “What does the future hold?” we ask ourselves the album as we dissolve in imbrications of positionings, emanating from one another like stacking dolls. Poly -layered, “premonitions” engages in play, in negotiation with the disparate spaces and voices of a troubled world as if it created harmonious discord to decipher the ominous clouds gathering in the horizon.”

Artist : alëna korolëva

Label: Forms of Minutiae

Collage artist/documentary filmmaker Alëna Korolëva from Toronto, Canada, will be joining the Mononoto label in Berlin, Germany in March 2024.A limited edition cassette of 60 copies from Forms of Minutiae.

This is a cinematic collage soundscape created from field recordings. DL code included.

The following is a commentary by the writer himself.

"Every time I go, I can't help but feel the signs of impending change. I eavesdrop on the conversations of creatures large and small, and like me, they feel anxious and uncertain about what's to come." Something is in the air, dark clouds are gathering, and the wind is about to change course. Amidst the chaos and calm, voices from the non-human and human worlds mix together to create a worrying symphony. This piece is an ode to hope and the beauty of life on the brink of the sixth mass extinction. Joining in the chorus are the American Toad, the North Wind, the Old Kettle, and Mr. - Cats, barred owls, crickets, domestic chickens and pigs, trumpeter swans, bees, truck horns, cormorants, seagulls, and other elements and creatures.

forms of minutiae · alëna korolëva — premonitions [fom10]

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Forms of Minutiae releases available at Tobira. 

----------------------------------------

Includes DL code. Cassette in norelco case. Edition of 60.
Program repeats on both sides of cassette. 

tracklist:

  1. premonitions 28:55

++

Forms of Minutiae:

"Something is afoot, the Tkaronto/Toronto-based artist and curator, Alëna Korolëva tells us in her new soundscape composition “premonitions”. American toads and water beetles set things in motion before the long-form piece journeys through a multitude of field recordings and non-human voices in a quasi-cinematographic fashion. Korolëva layers and manipulates sounds from the real into a sonic chimaera which mutates concrete ambiances into vaporous surrealities through the modes of collage. A storm blankets the soundscape, things grow quieter. Distant parallels with Luc Ferrari's "musique anecdotique" come to mind, yet here the piece materializes in an acoustic docu-fiction of some sort, that takes the form of a waking dream. Various scenes, ranging from the mundane to the uncanny, unfold in eardrums exposing an underlying sense of earthly melancholy. A weight lurks throughout while winds, pigs, chickens, and mechanical apparatus weave into a strange agitated tapestry. A kettle whistles, a cat meows – Korolëva sprinkles the gloom with touches of humor and audible senses of home. Trumpeter swans are joined by a trumpeter human; Chayka Chekhov responds to the avian songs in a interspecies dialogue – echoing Jim Nollman's “Playing Music With Animals”. Environments cascade into a finale droned out by truck horns. Their ringings and animal cries swell in a somber abstraction bearing the weight of a presentiment. “What does the future hold?” we ask ourselves the album as we dissolve in imbrications of positionings, emanating from one another like stacking dolls. Poly -layered, “premonitions” engages in play, in negotiation with the disparate spaces and voices of a troubled world as if it created harmonious discord to decipher the ominous clouds gathering in the horizon.”

Artist : alëna korolëva

Label: Forms of Minutiae