ATTIC MORNINGS EP- Special Edition on Vinyl
SIDE A: HAMPI- CATHY'S WALTZ- PLEASANT DAYS
SIDE B: EVENING IN THE EAST- ONE DAY
Release date: 21.10.2016
Almost every morning for the past several years, I have been starting my day by writing ‘Morning Pages’; a practice adopted from Julia Cameron’s ‘Artist’s Way’. Thoughts and impressions on past happenings, present occurrences and future perspectives are jotted down on a piece of paper in a fluid way, in an attempt to leave them behind and go into the day with a clear and open outlook. The assemblage of the sounds, songs and tunes on this record are inspired by the idea of creating a sonic image of this process:
The sound of handwriting accompanied by rain falling onto a skylight window on the West Coast of Ireland. A tune and a yodel that once emerged from a bamboo hut in Hampi/South India. A waltz, traffic, birds and a coffee maker. Songs, ragas, Kerry-Tibetian singing bowls that now reappear amidst rain and thunderstorm in the Johnsbach valley....
Claudia Schwab (violins/ vocals/compositions/ sound collage)
Marti Tärn (electric bass/ piano/ vocals)
Stefan Hedborg (percussion/ drums/ vocals)
Hannah James (accordion/ foot percussion/ backing vocals)
Brian McDonagh (mandola on 'Evening in the East')
Irene Buckley (electronics for 'Evening in the East')
Lisa Hörzer, Sebastian Rastl, Sophie Meier-Rastl, Anna Schwab, Wolfgang Schwab (Jodellers on 'Hampi')
Recorded and mixed by Brian McDonagh at The Magic Room, Cairns Hill, Sligo.
Sound collage: Claudia Schwab. Guest yodelling: home recordings by Lisa, Bastl, Sophie, Anna and Wolli. Electronics for 'Evening in the East': Claudia's home recordings altered and remixed by Irene Buckley.
Mastering by Bernie Becker, Pasadena, CA.
Artwork: Claudia Schwab (mixed media); Barra Cassidy: 'The Return' (altered photography); Photo: Larisa Kazic
For more information please check out www.claudiaschwab.com
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Claudia Schwab Sligo, Ireland
Claudia Schwab is an originally Austrian fiddle player and composer, who lives and works in Ireland. As musician of the
world, in her music she amalgamates different traditions and styles such as traditional Austrian, Irish, Classical Indian, Swedish and Eastern European folk.
Her recently released debut album 'Amber Sands' is now available on bandcamp, itunes, CDbaby and more
Photo c J. Wesely
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