The album’s 11 songs span a vast pantheon of whispering textures, opaque moods, and surreal spoken word, leading the listener through a mirrored hall of beguiling mirages. Atkinson cites a trio of French classical compositions from her childhood as formative influences on this particular collection: Maurice Ravel’s L'enfant et les sortilèges ( a scary opera for kids ), Debussy’s La Mer (for its union of narration and music) and Erik Satie’s Gymnopédies (as an exercise in negative space, irony without cynicism, and melody with doubt )
Félicia Atkinson will release a new album, The Flower And The Vessel, on Shelter Press, the label she runs with Bartolomé Sanson. The 11-track LP was "crafted while pregnant on tour, in impersonal hotel rooms in foreign cities," says the press release. During this period, Atkinson sought to connect herself to the world "with small gestures: recording my voice, recording birds, a simple melody. Atkinson was influenced by three French classical compositions from her childhood-"Maurice Ravel's 'L'enfant Et Les Sortilèges', Debussy's 'La Mer' (for its union of narration and music) and Erik Satie's 'Gymnopédies' (as an exercise in negative space, irony without cynicism, and 'melody with doubt')"-as well as Ikebana flower arrangements and "women who wander, dream. and create vacant spaces with their ar.
Recherche de la base et du sommet Extract About Relocated in the french Alps following a 5 years exile in Belgium, Felicia Atkinson returns on Shelter Press with A Readymade Ceremony, a concrete, post-digital oratorio in 5 parts. Composed and recorded at home and on the Oregon coast, the opus documents a full range of bridges happening in Atkinson’s work. The text is a collage of extracts of Improvising Sculpture as Delayed Fictions (Félicia Atkinson, 2014), Recherche de la Base et du Sommet (René Char, 1955), and Madame Edwarda (Georges Bataille, 1937), and some random texts lying around while Atkinson was playing, mostly picked in the italian magazine Mousse.
Listen to the dreamy ‘Indefatigable Purple’ below. Experimental composer Felicia Atkinson and drone master Jefre Cantu-Ledesma have teamed up for a second time for Limpid As The Solitudes, their new album on Shelter Press. The album draws inspiration from the films of Wong Kar Wai and Tarkovsky, as well as the poems of Sylvia Plath – from which the album and track titles take their names. According to a press release, Atkinson and Cantu-Ledesma describe the record’s four ambient compositions as postcards, or, in their words, vessels communicating in dreams
Félicia’s recent album ‘Hand in Hand’ has generated a great deal of curiosity, excitement and intrigue, with Fact Magazine writing that Atkinson takes the dying bleat of obsolete technology, the crack and stutter of her own voice, the atonal clatter of intuitively-played instruments – and sculpts them into flawless vignettes that lodge themselves deep in the psyche.
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Félicia Atkinson new full length album, ‘Hand In Hand’ is an expanded development of her musical compositions started with the highly-acclaimed A Readymade Ceremony released on Shelter Press in 2015, and follows her collaborative effort with Jefre Cantu-Ledesma Comme Un Seul Narcisse (Shelter Press, 2016). Joan La Barbara, Robert Ashley or Delia Derbyshire are the main influences of Atkinson in their own way of inviting fiction, composition and abstraction as the essential materials of composition. For Hand In Hand, Félicia Atkinson used different sources for the lyrics and scores of her tracks: house plant instruction books, Desert Magazine old issues, architecture manuals, JG Ballard and K. Dick’s books, as well as her own poetry. Félicia Atkinson will premiere Hand In Hand for GRM’s festival Presences Electroniques with a 16 channels diffusion.
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