FIREWORK EDITION RECORDS proudly presents XENON by Lars Åkerlund

Datum: 
25 May 2011 - 19:30

Swedish composer Lars Åkerlund releases Xenon, his second album on the Firework Edition Records label.

Xenon is based on recordings of machinery and activities of everyday life. The sound has been analyzed, treated and reconstructed; building a new framework.

Xenon is a chemical element that occurs in the Earth’s atmosphere. Some of the properties of xenon are anaesthesia, transposition and levitation. Anesthesia is the condition of having sensation blocked or temporarily taken away.

The speed of sound in xenon gas is slower than that in air. Xenon lowers the resonant frequencies of the vocal tract when inhaled. This produces a characteristic lowered voice timbre (an effect opposite to the high-timbred voice caused by inhalation of helium). Xenon gas at high pressure has a density exceeding that of some solids and can be used to levitate objects through buoyancy. These features relate to ideas that were important during the process of making this music.

PROGRAM:

MONKEY BUSINESS: Andreas Ribbung / Lars Åkerlund - Video
EXERCIS: Maria Heimer Åkerlund / Lars Åkerlund - Video
IRIS: Petra Lindholm / Lars Åkerlund - Video
HUNDARNA: Björn Elisson / Stig-Åke Nilsson / Bengt Wanselius / Lars Åkerlund - Video
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BAR
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Ur XENON:

ACOUSTIC MIRROR
NO ROOM NO SHADOW
ADDITIVE

Fri entré

MEDLEMSPRODUKTION: Åkerlund

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