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Allison Chanic, also known as the Queen of Heartache, who is an avante-garde electronic musician. Allison has a background in classic instruments, such as the piano and violin, and in 1996 switched to the means of computerised music, which allowed her to blend in her sound of classic instruments with electronic sounds. She has also been the front figure and lead singer of Swedish/French electronic band “Amphex” since their debut in 2007 and today for the underground electronic experimental band Sam Darko and Klim Roos.
Born 1976 in San Salvador, El Salvador. Came to Sweden late year of 1979. Escaping civil war and poverty in San Salvador, she grew up in a small community north of Stockholm, Sweden.
In the early years of her childhood, a close friend to the family witness her creative persona and her mother were told to encouraging her creativity with pencils and papers. “This child has a lot to express” her mother were told. She kept her daughter within the realm of art to this day.
She was clearly standing out from the heterosexual norms and typical Swedish norms. As an outsider she claimed here space and always had a coy way of expressing her feelings and ideas. Her social life mostly included like-minded and outsiders. Her connection with the gay community became rapidly a safe enviroment for her to explore and experiment with her own gender. As she was born genderless, she never liked the idea of being labeled as transgendered, cross-dresser or bi-sexual. She found her own comfort in being “just a sexual being”. Today’s studies categorize this phenomen as the third sex.
Her close relation towards nature and the universe became her fundation, even though she got deeply influenced by the 80’s fashion, music and art. By frequently following news-media her curiosity for sound and visuals came with MTV’s video charts. This had a huge impact on her. Idols such as Neneh Cherry, Carola, Robyn, Madonna, Cindy Lauper, Samantha Fox, Sandra, KLF, Pet Shop Boys, Depeche Mode, Joy Division, Bauhaus, Sex Gang Children, Alien Sex Fiend, The Sisters of Mercy, The Nephelims, In Slaughter Natives, Dead Can Dance, Swans, Lambchop, Suicide, Ministry, Mr. Fingers, Public Enemy, Eric B & Rakim, EPMD, Altern 8, Massive Attack, Björk, Tricky, Portishead and The Cure opened her hunger for electronic sounds. Her search for a new sound kept her mind open, any genre were of interest.
In 1986 her life changed forever, she heard Mr. Fingers (Larry Heard) track “Can You Feel It?”. The birth of acid-house-music from Chicago, influenced her new lifestyle and she rapidly found comfort in becoming a shape-shifter, from androgyn styles to gloomy goth styles to be completely dressed in black. Her black dress code will change when the world is a better place.
In 1989, Maurice (Maurice Joshua) who with his number one billboard chart hit “This Is Acid (A New Dance Craze)” pushed the idea of starting producing her own music. She was at the time listening to UK Underground music and the techno genre awoke the interest for syntesizers. Roland’s TB-303 Bass Line came to change her way of making sounds later on. Korg, OP1, Casio and Ableton surley developed her universe.
The music scene in Sweden didn’t satisfy her cravings for new sounds, even though she was inspired by Stina Nordenstam’s way of producing. The electronic-pop scene offered Neneh Cherry’s vinyl “Raw Like Sushi” (1989) which were frequently played. During this period the Swedish Radio aired music shows presented by Calle Dernulf among many others, which became the link and the introduction to Andreas Tilliander’s album “Ljud” in 2001. But, it’s under his moniker as Mokira she came to fall in love with his diversed sound. Close to Andreas Tilliander’s work she came across Håkan Lidbo's work, which later on became her main influence in creating beats and rhythms.
At age of fifteen she left the country side for a bigger city and entered art school. Following years with studies of multi-media, photography and art, she landed eventually at a multi-media school. A late evening while editing for a radio show about her father, she came to produce her very first techno piece. At this time she had only practiced her musical skills within the classical teachings of a violin and a piano.
After college she entered a three year art study, a preparation for the university level but she changed her field and switched into film studies, a master degree. There, she established her own platform and started producing art-movies, short-movies and music productions. With a sample based music and influenced by the contemporary pop-music she invented her very own sound. Her production of demo cassettes were released on her label and were handmade strictly limited art-editions. She slowly gathered a small fan base in Stockholm. But, in 2007 her music career switched rapidly when she presented her work on My Space. The day after her account were official, she got a message by Kenji Siratori and his admire of her work led into a collaborative project. Later in 2008 they released together an Amphex album "Metempsychosis" on her label.
From 2007 to 2009 she had over 120 collaborations with known and unknown artists globally. Her inquries of remixes and have others co-producing grew steady as she became the face of Motoko Ishii, and together with Amphex, they spread her voice across the Atlantic. America embraced her underground music immediately and she established herself as "The Queen of Heartache" because of the melancholic atmosphere and the dreamy out put. Fans globally spread her music by mouth. Her music were used for break ups, divorces and soothing the broken hearted for years to come. Fans writing her, being told that her music helped them through life. A fan gave her the title as "The Queen of Heartache" and she found the title fitting her persona perfectly, to its day it’s what she is. “No one will ever love me, but, I will always love you."
Gradually she found herself in the spotlight eventhough she never really liked the attention. Her voice grew stronger and she decided to carry on the message, “Always Love”. With her deep persona and open mind, her message put the hearts of the fans on fire, a desire to do good. With her great affinity for nature, animals and the universe, her vegan approach awoke her followers to become a better person. A stand up for a nonviolence lifestyle, no more hate. Still, her love continues to cast light on dark corners.
With support and encuragments from global and Swedish producers and artists, she survived the Swedish climate. The undying support from her close friend is surely a factor of why she managed to stay underground and yet conquering the world. Even today, she honors past collaborators by lifting unknow artists into the spotlight. “It’s my resposibillity to give back what I got in return from my past collaborations and co-workers. Always support those who needs it the most."
From 2012 to 2014 she clamied a lot of media attention. Radio shows from Spain, Sweden and Portugal introduced the broader mass to her work. With several public performances at different festivals and events, she were introcuded to the Swedish market. In 2014 her first vinyl release on Bedouin Records lifted her from the underground scene. With reviews from labels, magazines and distributors her Ep “Painlessly In Love” finished her 15 year long project about a complicated break up. Her ongoing projects surely won’t be anything less, Natique, will be her final episode before she ends a 22 year long career as The Qeen of Heartache.
In 2015, she visited a small exhibition at The Science Museum in London. Oramics to Electronica, including Daphne Oram’s work from the 1950’s to today’s electronic music. A long awaited recognition to one of the most important sound artists and deeply missed icons, for Allison Chanic this came to be the final destination in search for a validation. "Female artists in the electronic world, urged equality now and then. This exhibition finally validates my and Daphne’s work. It validates all female artists within the electronic scene. I finally can see, why I’m doing this, we were born to this."
The City & Nature Compilation
The Booklet Technical details: Language: English; number of pages: 80, Size: 164x235mm (close to B5 format);
IC4DESIGN poster size: 284x480mm; City & Nature poster: 250x480mm;
The book chapters I&II size: A5 (32 pages);
CD Compilation: 10 tracks (47:38 minutes); The booklet: 16 pages (115x115mm). Including Allison Chanic’s contribution for Otaku Mag limited edition of 200 copies.
Allison Chanic - Atrocity (2013)
Otaku Magazine - Issue City & Nature
Distubuted by Otaku Mag Netherlands
Order via www.otakumag.com
Allison Chanic - Painlessly In Love (EP)
Bedouin Records BDN001 (2014)
Distributer Honest Jons Records
Info on www.bedouinrecords.com
"UAE-based Bedouin Records appear from nowhere with a hyperpop mirage from Allison Chanic backed by a flighty Lakker remix. The aching, alien vocal timbre and insectoid rhythms of 'Painlessly In Love' feels like a digitally-cured distillation of Ayshay, Autechre and Islaja, given an Enya-gone-techno overhaul by Lakker on the arresting remix version, and the instrumental 'Realm' swirls and keens with a weightless, polrhythmic hip hop shimmy at once reminding of Moon Wiring Club and the recent FAY album. Really class stuff. We look forward to hearing where the label goes next." - Boomkat.com
"Do a modicum of research on Allison Chanic and you'll see she's referred to as 'the Queen of Heartache' which is eminently understandable on Painlessly In Love, the first release from Bedouin Records, a vinyl only label 'based in the desert'. It's a bold debut too, with Chanic's cultivated brand of classic instrumentation and electronics forming a chilling backdrop to her immediately striking vocal delivery. Heartbreak has never sounded so compelling! In addition to the two solo productions from Chanic, Bedouin have commissioned Irish duo Lakker to turn in a stunning eleven minute remix of the title track. With material from Dez Williams and Japanese artist Imugem Orihasam on the way, Bedouin looks to be one of the more interesting labels to have surfaced in recent times." - Juno.co.uk
"A spectacular curtain-raiser for this imprint 'based in the desert.' Painlessly In Love is a magnificent, swirling, multi-rhythmic evocation of heartbreak; with a clarified, haunting, motorik remix by Lakker. The second piece Realm is super-deep funk: a shimmer of alarms, intimacies, starbursts and strangulations, uneasily shot through with kit-drumming. Tiny run, 180g." - Deejay.de
"Forthwith threnodial dreamlike instances of a sound garbed in lamentation and introspection; ‘Painlessly In Love’, by Allison Chanic, embodies these qualities in its avant-garde vocals, its fixed tempo of kick drums beating like mallets of temporality in the atemporal cosmos of suppressed hi-hats, dreary pads, and pitched effects. Lakker’s remix treads on similar ground, retaining the vocal hum and complementing it with a heavier kick pattern and hi-hats resonating like smitten anvils, while introducing a rich sci-fi synth line that lingers in the mind pleasantly after listening. ‘Realm’ is as engaging as it is enigmatic, swishing about in a cauldron of disparate sonic ingredients; the constant siren-like sound begets an underlying dread; the various glitching and bursting effects embroider the track with an impressive artificial sheen, which is contrasted by the stereo whispers and spells of organic drumming." - Fenomena Studio, Jason Nikolaidis.
"Lakkerリミックス収録！Invisible Cainとしても活動する鬼才Allison Chanicによる新作が、ヴァイナル・オンリー・リリースのニュー・レーベルBedouin Recordsのファースト・シングルとして到着！幻想的な女性ヴォーカル、怪しく響き渡る上モノがトラック全体を支配する、ダークでエクスペリメンタルな独創的なサウンド・スケープが広げられた強烈な内容！更にBサイドには、KillekillやBlue Print、Lazybird、Alphabet Set、Acroplane Recordingsなど活動するアイルランドのIan Mc Donnell & Dara Smithによる次世代ミニマル・ユニットLakkerによる、壮大なディープ・テクノ・リミックスを搭載！音質良好180グラム・ヴァイナル！気になった人はお早めにどうぞ。。。" - Technique.co.jp
"大地の薫りがするオーガニックでアブストラクトなトラックに、ミステリアスなウィスパー・ヴォーカルが心地よい、まるでBJORKの再来を思わすA1「Painlessly In Love」、沈み込むようなスロウ・ビートにアブストラクトにちりばめられたハイハット・ノイズ、荒涼としたコードが雰囲気たっぷりのA2「Realm」。Bサイドは、ダブリンの気鋭LAKKERが、ホワイトノイズに抑制された4/4ビート、オーガニックなエレクトリック・シンセのアルペジオ・フレーズが霧のようなフィルターの内部でうごめく、絶品のアンビエント・ハウスへリミックス！コレがめちゃくちゃ素晴らしい出来上がりです。今後の動向も要チェックです。" - Undergroundgallery.jp
"LAKKER(BLUEPRINT)リミックスを搭載!!!ヴァイナル・オンリー・レーベルBEDOUINが世に放つ女性アーティスト・ALLISON CHANICによる妖しさ全開のダーク&エクスペリメンタルなアンビエント・ハウス!!! 彼女自身のものかと思われる妖艶なヴォーカルも絶妙に効いており更なる異空間に引きずり込んでいくオリジナルに加え、リミキサーには近年めくめきと頭角を現すアイルランド・ダブリンのユニットLAKKERをフィーチャーしています。 - Diskunion.net
"ヴァイナル・オンリーでドープなテクノ、ダブ作品をリリースする新鋭レーベル、Bedouin Recordsから女性アーティスト、Allison Chanicの限定300枚の180g重量盤EPがリリース！Keep Shelly In Athensが暗黒化したようなアンビエント・ダブの「Painlessly In Love」、無重力なスペーシー・ファンクの「Realm」、そしてダブリンの鬼才Lakkerによる「Painlessly In Love」のディープ・テクノ・リミックスを収録！" - Fastcutrecords.com
"Not meaning to keep returning to Ghettoville, but there's something to this great new 12" from Swedish artist Allison Chanic that reminds me of that album's ability to hold the attention over extended runtimes using only the most basic of motifs. 'Painlessly In Love' and 'Realm' build upon minimal foundations - each a single looped glimmer of melody-infused static - and above them gradually construct towering edifices of translucent building material, disembodied sung vocals and shutter-shot beats. Both tracks were apparently written following the disintegration of a long relationship, and there's something to their hermetic nature and instability - her voice is heavily processed, cut up or markedly pitchshifted to mask the lyrics and make the music wordless - that suggests a retreat from the outside world into a pre-language protective cocoon of the self, a space for reflection and post-traumatic contemplation. With the music here expansive and affecting, it's a pleasure to be allowed these glimpses into that zone. It's the first time I've come across Chanic's work, though she's been active since the 1990s, both solo and as part of the band Amphex. This is also the first release from the newly founded Bedouin Records. Apparently based in the UAE but distributed in small pressings by Honest Jon's, and with future releases to come from an international roster of musicians, this forms an impressive opening salvo. Dublin techno duo Lakker, who have been on particularly strong form recently (their recent Containing A Thousand for R&S is well worth your time), round out the EP with a foggy, motorik churn of a 'Painlessly In Love' remix cast in lush shades of green and grey, which blossoms with new growth like a desert after a long-overdue rainstorm." - Rory Gibb, The Quietus
"Superb opening gambit from UAE-based Bedouin Records. Avant-garde artist and musician Allison Chanic’s soundscapes drift through the netherworld between dark ambient and techno. ‘Realm’ stutters awkwardly through shifting modes, with Chanic’s pained vocals fluttering by. ‘Painlessly In Love’ offers a more straightforward vocal, this time in a timeframe that’s almost trip-hop, if trip-hop were made through demonic synthesisers. Lakker turn in a thrilling mix of the latter track, retaining their bombastic sensibilities yet restraining their heavy beats in favour of Aphex Twin-like atmosphere." - Bleep.com
"I’ll end the week with a debut from one Allison Chanic. There doesn’t appear to be much information about the artist behind this lush, seedy, dark electronic music but there’s plenty for you to chew on with three tracks. The remix of the title track by LAKKER bends the once dissonant piece in to this ambient techno soundscape that just gradually turns in to a white wash, which sounds reminiscent of SAW Aphex Twin. “Realm” reminds me of KILN (whom I’ve written about a couple of times on here), if they were to go down a gloomier path – the track is extremely loop-oriented. Honestly, this thing, on the whole, is just hard to nail down. The regular version of “Painlessly In Love” mixes elements of trip-hop, shoegaze and dark ambient… in other words, you really just need to listen to this yourself because I’m not doing this any justice in the description department. Check out the generous previews provided by Bedouin Records on the Soundcloud stream below and see what you think of it. Let’s hope for more from Ms. Chanic in the future. Cheers!" - Cameron Hilliard, Slyvinyl.com
"Η πρώτη κυκλοφορία της Bedouin έχει τον τίτλο ‘Painlessly in Love’ και υπεύθυνη για την σύνθεση και παραγωγή είναι η Σουηδέζα Allison Chanic που ίσως είναι γνωστή σε κάποιους λόγω του χαρακτηριστικού συναισθηματικά φορτισμένου χαρακτήρα της μουσικής της. Στα τρία κομμάτια του δίσκου η Allison μας βάζει στο κέντρο της καρδιάς της μιλώντας μας για τον τελευταίο της έρωτα. Αληθινή ή όχι, το μοιρολόι της δεν μπορεί να σε αφήσει ασυγκίνητο, αν δώσεις μια προσοχή στον στίχο και το χρώμα της φωνής της.
Το ομώνυμο κομμάτι του 12” είναι μελωδικά συναισθηματικό και περίπλοκο παρ’ όλο που το χτίσιμο του κομματιού είναι γραμμικό. Η μουσική ακολουθεί βήματα trip-hop και σε συνδυασμό με τα φωνητικά θυμίζουν κάτι από Portishead, πηγαίνοντάς μας μερικά χρόνια πίσω σε μια ευαίσθητη σύνθεση. Η φωνή βρίσκεται σε πρώτο πλάνο και εμφανίζεται σε δύο κανάλια, το πρώτο είναι καθαρό ειλικρινές και κοντινό ενώ το δεύτερο είναι επεξεργασμένο και μετρημένο έτσι ώστε σε συνδυασμό να δημιουργούν αυτήν την πλούσια, και ιδιαίτερα ενδιαφέρουσα υφή. To Realm, στον ίδιο ρυθμό με το ‘Painlessly in Love’ είναι αρκετά πιο κυκλικό, πιο εμμονικό. Αν κλίσεις τα μάτια σιγά σιγά σε παρασέρνει σε μια δίνη λες και χωρίς να το καταλάβεις λαμβάνεις μέρος σε κάποια ιεροτελεστία που δεν γνωρίζεις που τελειώνει. Dark ambient techno από τα καλύτερα, τα εγκεφαλικά. Ο δίσκος ολοκληρώνεται με το μοναδικό κομμάτι του B-side όπου συναντάμε το remix των Lakker (Blueprint, R&R, Stroboscopic Artefacts). Apocalyptic techno σε πιο γρήγορο ρυθμό, είναι σίγουρα το πιο χορευτικό κομμάτι του δίσκου χωρίς όμως να χάσει την ευαίσθητη χροιά της φωνής της Allison. To δίδυμου από το Δουβλίνο, ξέρει πολύ καλά να βάζει σπίθες στην μπότα και αν το ‘Painlessly in Love’ μας θύμισε Portishead, το remix αυτό θα μας θυμίσει Aphex Twin." - Opn, Paranoiseradio.com
"Emergent UAE based imprint Bedouin Records have skillfully woven a somewhat abstract narrative so that a slow-burning anticipation would steadily be summoned after announcing their debut release by Allison Chanic.
Not to put too much spin on the release ‘Painlessly In Love’ explores polrhythmic ambient electronica, interspersed with eerie desparate vocals that is at once ominously intimate and chillingly sequestered; you could perhaps loosely group this alongside the current trend for reimagining 90s alternative maching music, but it would be doing the unique voice this record channels something of a disservice. The inclusion of the remixby Dublin duo Lakker (who teased fans by including a taster of ‘Painlessly..’ within their own DJ mix for R&S records earlier this year) is also a master stroke, as it effortlessly directs the listeners attention to a host of depth and detail all enigmatically veiled within the original." - Cloudcity, Flexibilia.com
"Call us suckers for a good back story, but if someone sends us a 12” saying it’s the first release on their new label which is “based in the desert” and tells us the music is “garbed in lamentation”, then yes, we’re interested.
If the music turns out to be amazing – as the ultra-sophisticated electronica of ‘Painlessly in Love’ by Allison Chanic with a lush remix by Irish duo Lakker very definitely is – then so much the better.
And if they then follow up by revealing they’ve got four more EPs ready to go over the next couple of months, each packed with equally strange and cerebral but immediate bits of music, then frankly we’re patting ourselves on the back for believing the hype in the first place.
Bedouin Records is a vinyl-only label from the United Arab Emirates, run by one Salem Rashid, but appears to be highly internationalist, being distributed by Honest Jon’s and with particular connections with Ireland, Berlin and Japan." - Factmag.com
"Painlessly In Love? Sounds like an irreconcilable difference, but the basis of all negotiations? It is said, if love was the A side of the vinyl, than pain was certainly the B side and that calling herself „The Queen Of Hearteache“ today's singer Allison Chanic from The United Arab Emirates must be familiar – painlessly in love with avantgarde electronic music – with the two sides: „Painlessly In Love is a magnificent, swirling, multi-rhythmic evocation of heartbreak; with a clarified, haunting, motorik remix by Lakker. The second piece Realm is super-deep funk: a shimmer of alarms, intimacies, starbursts and strangulations, uneasily shot through with kit-drumming.“ She says – we don't feel pain quoting artists and music reviews, you will have the soothing plaster of all the information we get in our democratic radio - she had a background in classic instruments, such as the piano and violin, and in 1996 switched to the means of computerised music: „Which allowed her to blend in her sound of classic instruments with electronic sounds. She has also been the front figure and lead singer of Swedish/French electronic band “Amphex” since their debut in 2007 and today for the underground electronic experimental band Sam Darko and Klim Roos.“ Others say – some love from the music branch – that the label she started a relationship with Bedouin Records, was a vinyl-only label from the United Arab Emirates, run by one Salem Rashid, but appears to be highly internationalist, being distributed by Honest Jon’s and with particular connections with Ireland, Berlin and Japan: „Acquaint yourself with the United Arab Emirates’ freshest vinyl-only imprint. Call us suckers for a good back story, but if someone sends us a 12” saying it’s the first release on their new label which is “based in the desert” and tells us the music is “garbed in lamentation”, then yes, we’re interested. If the music turns out to be amazing – as the ultra-sophisticated electronica of ‘Painlessly in Love’ by Allison Chanic with a lush remix by Irish duo Lakker very definitely is – then so much the better.“ We'd say, we are interested in giving artists, news and topics exposure in our democratic radio and only in the ones you love as music and media voters. You don't help bands, if you lock them in let's say Pandora's box and keep them away from getting media exposure. There is certainly some truth about that in music: „If you love something set it free. If it comes back to you, it's yours. If it doesn't, it never was.“ Tell us what you think about airplay. Are you painlessly in love with her music? You vote, we broadcast!" - Liquid-radio.com
"One of the year’s most unusual new labels, Bedouin Records emerged from the United Arab Emirates back in April with Allison Chanic’s Painlessly In Love, a record combining Chanic’s delicate vocals with blasted Arabic-influenced electronic backdrops, and featuring a remix from Irish duo Lakker." - Junodownload.com
"Bedouin Records, a new ”vinyl only imprint based in the desert” occupy a similarly dark visual space to Unknown Precept if their debut release is any indication. Allison Chanic’s Painlessly In Love features a finely poised balance of photography and design from Esmat Rabi and Laios Papaxoglou respectively and it will be personally interesting to see how the Bedouin aesthetic develops over it’s subsequent release schedule." - Best Record Sleeves of April, 2014. Junodownload.com
"L’homme est ainsi un habitué des labels inclassables qui vont puiser leurs pépites en creusant dans différents chemins. Sa signature sur le jeune label venu du désert (Émirats Arabes Unis) Bedouin Records, aux côtés d’Allison Chanic, Dez Williams ou encore Crust, n’a donc pas grand chose d’étonnant, mais n’en demeure pas moins savoureuse." - Laure Duflos, Seeksicksound.com
"A spectacular curtain-raiser from this imprint ‘based in the desert.’ Painlessly In Love is a magnificent, swirling, multi-rhythmic evocation of heartbreak; with a clarified, haunting, motorik remix by Lakker. The second piece Realm is super-deep funk: a shimmer of alarms, intimacies, starbursts and strangulations, uneasily shot through with kit-drumming. Tiny run." - Honest Jon's Records
"It's a pleasure to welcome an avante-garde electronic musician Allison Chanic, who has recently released a stunning EP 'Painlessly in Love' on UAE based Bedouin records to Daydreamers podcasts series!”
- Digital Tsunami
"In this podcast, Allison has granted us with a tracklist which includes her original music, as well as features from independent musicians that she personally knows. This mix is a deep emotional journey through a multitude of sounds, which just takes you high and higher. It is a podcast with a range of sounds and diversity in instruments, as well as her own original vocals. We at Fenomena Studio feel very privileged to have this mix exclusively for us and we continue to work with Allison Chanic as we appreciate her depth in experience and the many years she has spent building her own original sound.”
- Fenomena Studio
Atmósfera on Spanish Radio
Allison Chanic's two Rmx of White Horse.
Las Flores no LLoran y Pleq+Synchronator.
1. White Horse (Pharmakustik Cremello-mix) 7:53
2. White Horse (Serious Cut Remix) 6:23
Avialable download on
Pleq+Philippe Lamy, Allison Chanic
Programa irregular el de esta semana en el que escucharemos proyectos muy distantes en cuanto a sus estilos. Abriremos el programa con un disco excelente de remixes de temas originales de Allison Chanic: "White Horses". Conoceremos el nuevo proyecto de colaboración entre Pleq y Philippe Lamy, tendremos en Atmósfera la presencia, que no fantasmal, de Las Flores no Lloran y Olivier con su proyecto Territoire. Hablaremos de del dúo holandés Synchronator que presentan el mismo domingo en La Casa Encendida de Madrid uno de sus intensos espectáculos audiovisuales. Y terminaremos con una buena dosis de Techno-experimental, obscuro de los rusos Suntetic & Sasha Makin.
Kim is a raw love triangle about tape and freedom. It’s a story about windmills, megalomania, airplanes, perversion and friendship.
During two summer months Kim gets the chance of her life and create her debut exhibition, a gigantic art installation made of 3000 meters of tape. While she’s struggling with her work she meets Johannes at a party and starts to question her relationship with her boyfriend Andreas.
The movie Kim is a story about freedom, it’s a portrait of a complex persons struggle to reclaim her artistic and personal liberty.
Distribution: Njuta Films
Writer and director: Tobias Rydin.
Director of photography: Jonny von Wallström
Cast: Kim, Josefin von Zeipel, Andreas, Daniel Larsson, Johannes, Daniel Gill, Julia, Siri Hjorton Wagner, Mina, Sarah Meijer
Tape artists: NUMEN, Sven Jonke, Christoph Katzler, Nikola Radeljković
Styling and costym: Stella J Hox, Set Design, Josefin Hinders, Sound, Teo Sydbom Kourkoulis
Make up: Liina Ränk, Stella J Hox
Composer: Allison Chanic
Subtopia Film Residence
Färgfabriken Exhibition Space
A Selection of Live Sets:
Push Festival, Gasklockorna, Gävle.
The Bang Bang Bar, Södra Teatern, Stockholm.
Club Lamour, Fylkingen, Stockholm.
Elektronmusikhack, Gasklockorna, Gävle.
Hörlursfestival, The Dome, Sollefteå.
"Inception has been a long ongoing project. It’s not until now that I know what I wanted to present. I leave many questions open for discussions, but foremost I want to open up your mind.
This original idea has been with me for the past 30 years, but I never really knew how to approach the subject until last year. This was also the year I started producing music for this project. It deals with feminism, body-issues, perception of ones body, sexism, being objectified, gender and gender disorder.
For me, gender is irrelevant. For me identity is far more interesting than categorizing ones gender or sexuality. Inception means a beginning in this case, I want a new beginning. Possibly a different future. Diversity and homogeneity in a single beautiful marriage where equality means mutual respect for one another.”
- Allison Chanic, about Inception.
ALLISON CHANIC (LIVE)
March 30, 2013 at 17.00PM Free Entrance
Post Classic Concert
Chamber Music Replugged
Ström, P2 on Swedish Radio at Studio 4 (Live) at Berwaldhall
Sveriges Radio - STUDIO 4 Participants: Jörgen Pettersson & Håkan Lidbo, Allison Chanic, George Kentros & Mattias Pettersson, Christina Vantzou, Dj Knivflickan, DJ Andreas Tillliander, VJ Morrsken, Anna Holm (violin), Malin Widefjäll (violin), Andreas Bergfelt (viola), Aina Bergh (cello)
Presentation: Håkan Lidbo
Line Up: Jörgen Pettersson & Håkan Lidbo (25 min), Dj Knivflickan (12 min), Allison Chanic (35 min), George Kentros & Mattias Petersson (30 min), DJ Andreas Tillliander (12 min), Christina Vantzou (35 min), Dj Knivflickan & DJ Andreas Tillliander.
Poster by Håkan Ullberg.
Every year the radio show Ström give an assignement to Swedish producers of electronic music. This year the assignement is the most ambitious so far -- and the most complicated. They were given one future scenario each and their job was to create music the way it will sound in the future. The participating musicians are, except myself, Materia, Motoko Ishii, Noisebud, Mattias Petersson, Dom Dummaste, Leif Jordansson, Birdman, Copyparty, Joel Brindefalk, Peter Benisch, Hab and Liminals. Each peice of music from the future is presented in the radio show together with the scenarion. The future analyzist Pernilla Jonsson is the guest expert in the show.
05. Motoko Ishii – Homogen
Secularization and new-spirituality.
The year is 2050. Consumerism and the quest for status have been replaced by very different values in both the United States and Europe. The current economic superpowers can be found in Asia. Despite economic setbacks in the Western world, most people are striving for the ultimate in peace and harmony – to cease both working and owning. The information society has been replaced by the existential society and new-spirituality has become the norm. A great deal of research has been focused on learning how different frequencies affect the human body. The healing of both physical and psychological illness with the help of music is now an established science. The market is dominated by consciousness-altering music and pop music has almost entirely disappeared.
Music From The Future
On Swedish Radio, Ström i P2, Stockholm