“field recordings of water sources and layered loops, samples, synthesizers and a sweet, sinister voice”
STRICT NURSE (USA) & LEONIE ROESSLER (NL)
Leonie Roessler is an artist cherished by LOOS since 2010.
Leonie will play a laptop live set using and manipulating field recordings of water sources and other environmental recordings from the Swiss Mountains.
She collected these sounds during two residencies in Switzerland as a guest composer for Forum Wallis Contemporary Music Festival, and during her time spent with Pierre Mariétan at Atelier EcoArt.
With many thanks to IGNM-VS / Forum Wallis for the support.
During the second part of the concert Leonie will be playing guitar to Strict Nurse’s lush and hypnotic synth sounds.
Strict Nurse is the altar ego of @Leilani Trowell. Raised in a strict household in the USA with dreams of becoming a pop star, now residing wildly in the low-lying lands, Strict Nurse improvises with layered (cassette) loops, samples, synthesizers and a sweet, sinister voice to cast a spellbinding soundscape. Modalities of healing, perversion, power dynamics and personal intuition are the current themes in her work. She has recently released a 2nd album on cassette tape on the local Haagse label, Silver Ghosts.
Review on the Quietus by Tristan Bath about album: ‘C O U R A G E be brave’ https://thequietus.com/articles/28443-strict-nurse-cloud-diameter-suren-seneviratne-tape-review
“The title of C O U R A G E Be Brave is perhaps oddly against the grain for an artist with a name like Strict Nurse too – even more unlikely considering the NWW-ian title of the epic sidelength opening track is ‘A Creaking Clock of Bone & Sinew’ – but the album title’s hopeful message fits well into a 21st century tradition of noisy positivity. The music is no less heavy mind, with that vast opener spending 11 minutes treading softly through a greying meadow of distant synth breezes and muted whispering before launching into a distorted heavy assault that sounds like your mate left their industrial techno demos out in the sun for too long (but refuses to play them any quieter). Even so, shafts of light creep quickly in, and this Struct Nurse is clearly handling us with careful assertiveness. And my word do we need it here in 2021 too. ”
Leonie Roessler – Composer and Performer raised in Germany and the US, now based in The Hague, Netherlands. Leonie captures her environment through field recordings, which she uses for radio pieces, sound installations, and compositions for soloists and ensembles. She had recent residencies at New Media Society and Limited Access Festival (Iran), Forum Wallis (Switzerland), and The Story of Space Festival (India), and Berlin Circus Biennale (Germany), Altes Finanzamt (Germany), and is a resident artist at Studio LOOS. Her works have been released through Musica Dispersa (Spain/UK), and Noise á Noise (Iran) and have been physically archived in the British Library.
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