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Saint Shë: Ska jag berätta en hemlighet?

NadiaBotello on April 29, 2010 21:09

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    Saint Shë is based on the idea of secrets, the act of keeping them, and the "telephone" or "whispering" game many played as a child. Saint Shë was produced, written, and recorded in collaboration with Mattias Olsson at Röth Handle studio in Stockholm, Sweden over the span of nine days. Saint Shë is essentially an improvisational composition of mostly single-takes, employing sonic themes ranging from mystery, love, and connection, to impulse, tension, and the natural evolution within; the listener is invited to join this course.

    For the gear inclined: the album makes use of mellotrons, optigan, chamberlin, a collection of analog synthesizers including Benny Andersson's Mini Moog and Yamaha GX-1, drum machines, stylophone, celeste, the soprano Anna Eklund-Tarantino, Ulf Åkerstedt and his contra bass trumpet, pump and pipe organs, open cables, children's toys, tube radio frequencies, three samples that were gleaned off vinyl records for "vocal-speaking texture", buried secrets, and many many more odds and ends.

    Saint Shë was mixed and mastered with Brian McTear in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    Artwork, used with permission, by Simon Husslein from his series "Nest One".

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    + You can also find the album in the archives of Clocktower ( under "Experimental Composers". Originally founded by MoMA P.S.1, Clocktower has evolved to become a non-profit cultural programming organization. This recording was a featured work through their site and station, and continues to live in their digital vaults.

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    "Saint Shë: Ska jag berätta en hemlighet?" by NadiaBotello is licensed under a Creative Commons License


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    • NadiaBotello
      NadiaBotello on August 04, 2011 00:24

      @UlfAkerstedt: Ulf, tack ska du ha! I'm glad you finally heard the whole project. Your horns (and voice!) are some of my favorite parts of the entire piece! All the best to you, too. Vi ses.

    • UlfAkerstedt
      UlfAkerstedt on July 28, 2011 13:07

      Hi Nadia!
      I never got to hear the full final result until I just found it here. Really wonderful!
      The best to you!

    • nuun
      nuun at 41.11 on June 08, 2011 07:49

      very interesting and beautiful piece. thanks for sharing it!

    • NadiaBotello
      NadiaBotello at 41.15 on March 21, 2011 14:33

      @itsu-jitsu: I feel honored that people are still finding and listening to the piece. Thank you so much for taking the time to do so and leaving behind a very kind comment.

    • JusticeConstantine
      JusticeConstantine on September 07, 2010 06:23

      Nadia. I am so happy to be hearing your music. - Justice Constantine

    • Red Fog
      Red Fog at 40.35 on August 02, 2010 02:18

      @NadiaBotello: I see, it's even better than... Sorry about the confusion... Awesome work anyway :-)

    • NadiaBotello
      NadiaBotello at 40.35 on July 31, 2010 00:18

      @Red Fog: Thank you! It's actually a single original composition and not a mix... only in spirit, perhaps. :)

    • Red Fog
      Red Fog at 40.35 on July 29, 2010 18:57

      This nice mix took me a bit by surprise... Its very original and it blends all kind of styles into one main original ambient layer... Pretty unique...

    • Smetak
      Smetak on July 16, 2010 17:26

      Excellent! Can hardly wait to hear your other public tracks!

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