ANTI STATEMENT ‘Anti Statement’ is an electro-acoustic piece by Nora Elise Stemland, about the bilateral norms in society that values both being unique and being conformable. The work reflects this […]
‘Anti Statement’ is an electro-acoustic piece by Nora Elise Stemland, about the bilateral norms in society that values both being unique and being conformable. The work reflects this distorted illusion and responds musically to this seemingly controlled chaos which is a living force in endless movement. Today’s edited reality is commented upon in an uncompromising way, which twists and turns, sticks and challenges the listener to re-evaluate their worldview. The final question will not be answered by one person, but by thousands.
Nora wants to explore contrasts, and how these can be combined: refined timbres and noise, abstract and expressive, close and far – unique and conform. The soundscape in this work interprets the world from a new and disturbing view.
‘Anti Statement’ is the opening of the album ‘Ascendant Abyss’, which Nora released in 2019 under the alias Strangerous. Nora’s works are based on improvising, so her performance on the festival may be slightly different from the recorded version. The piece consists largely of field recordings, of sounds and noises that surrounds us in our daily life, that are being processed electronically, in addition to an echoing voice and some percussion.
Nora feels that this kind of experimental music can capture feelings, energies and thoughts there are no words for. Sounds has a much broader aspects of expression.