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Stine Janvin Motland
In Labour

Stine Janvin Motland — In Labour (06 / 04 / 2014)

Norway                 Stine Janvin Motland — In Labour 
ψ   The Vocal Art Of Norwegian Stine Janvin Motland. Debut solo album by Norwegian vocal performer whose distinct way of working with her voice has a strong focus on intervals, repetition and texture. Recordings were made indoors and in outdoor environments, to give things a site–specific field recording vibe.
Location: Stavanger, Norway
Album release: 06. 04 / 2014
Record Label: Pika Disc
Duration:     40:15
Tracks:
01 Sorting It All Out
02 The Day After
03 Sleepwalker
04 NNN
05 The Foehn
06 Can't Get Any Closer
07 Test
08 Late Breakfast
09 Sounds From Cage
10 No Display
11 Nuisance Body Liquids
12 Condemnation Falls Through
13 Labouring.
Personnel:
ψ   Stine Janvin Motland: voice.
ψ   Produced by Lasse Marhaug
Review
By EYAL HAREUVENI, Published: July 26, 2014 |
ψ   Norwegian vocal artist Stine Janvin Motland is known for highly original, extended vocal techniques. Her range and imagination mark new frontiers for the natural acoustics of the human voice. Motland previously recorded with drummer Stale Liavik Solberg in S/S Motsol, and with he and local sax hero Frode Gjerstad, plus American cellist Fred Lonberg–Holm in the quartet VCDC. She has slap worked with her home–town, Stavanger–based Kitchen Orchestra and collaborated with other Scandinavian sonic innovators like Maja S.K. Ratkje and Mats Gustafson.
ψ   In Labour features Motland’s vocals in a rare production, by noise master Lasse Marhaug. The recordings of her voice were made at various indoor and outdoor and locations in Norway during the summer and autumn of 2013. The different locations, picked for unique sonic qualities, challenged Motland to explore how daily environments affected her performances.
ψ   The environments have distinct sounds but, obviously, are not orchestrated in any musical manner. Motland succeeds in corresponding with these arbitrary, often noisy mechanical field recordings with a masterful sense of invention and texture. She charges fleeting, supposedly non–musical textures with poetic resonance and beauty. Even the repetitive sounds of a pneumatic hammer or passing conversation on “Can’t Get Any Closer” are orchestrated as a multi–layered polyphonic piece. Naturally, her chats with birds on “Sounds from Cage” and with dogs on “Labouring,” make perfect sense.
ψ   The very raw essence of the human voice now sounds not only as a noble, isolated artistic expression but also a basic element of our daily soundtrack with its warm, acoustic range and ability to connect emotionally and subconsciously. Moreover, our dense daily soundtrack suddenly resonates as a one–time, disposable musical, almost as iconoclastic composer John Cage predicted. Neither the musician–artist, nor any composer, earthly or divine, has any impact on it. :: http://www.allaboutjazz.com/
Biography
EN:
ψ   Stine Janvin Motland (b.1985) is a performer and composer based in Stavanger, Oslo and Berlin. With an instrumental and physical approach, she explores and pushes the limits of the natural acoustics of the voice, and what a singer can, and cannot be.
ψ   Her work involves elements of conceptual and spontaneous composition, structured improvisation, performance, and sound poetry. Ongoing projects are the solo piece In Labour, Native Instrument with Felicity Mangan, and brigitte & paula band with Maria Ramvi and Camilla Vislie. In 2014 Stine released two solo albums; Ok, wow (+3db) and In Labour (Pica Disk).
ψ   Alongside her own work, Stine is a performer of contemporary music, and works with composition, movement and voice in a number of interdisciplinary projects, such as the solo performance Prelude (Janvin Motland/Sickle/Leguay). She is currently performing in the baby opera Korall Koral (Dieserud/Lindgren & Maja Ratkje) and in the live band of Meshes of Voice (Susanna and Jenny Hval).
NO: Stine Janvin Motland (f.1985) er en utover og komponist basert i Stavanger, Oslo og Berlin. Med en instrumentalistisk og fysisk tilnarming utforsker hun stemmens akustiske potensiale og grensene for hva en sanger kan, eller ikke kan vare. Hennes arbeid inneholder elementer av konseptuell og spontan komposisjon, strukturert improvisasjon, performance og lydpoesi. Pagaende prosjekter er det direktesendte horespillet In Labour, Native Instrument med Felicity Mangan og Brigitte & Paula band med Maria Ramvi og Camilla Vislie.
ψ   Ved siden av hennes eget arbeid, synger hun nyskrevet samtidsmusikk, og medvirker som komponist, sanger, danser og skuespiller i flere tverrkunstneriske prosjekter. Hun er for tiden utover i babyoperaen Korall Koral (Dieserud/Lindgren & Maja Ratkje), og i livebandet til Susanna & Jenny Hvals prisvinnende verk Meshes of Voice. I 2014 ga Stine ut to soloalbum: «Ok, wow» (+3 dB) og In Labour (Pica Disk).
Website: http://stinejanvinmotland.com/
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Stine Janvin Motland
In Labour

 

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