Archived Sunday 30th September 2018 - THE SEA AT THE END OF HER STRING - at The Hot Tin

6 to 10pm

The Hot Tin, St. Saviour's Church, Whitstable Road, Faversham ME13 8BD, UK

RouteStock and Arctic Circle presents:

The Sea at the End of Her String:

Resina, Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch + Shida Shahabi.

The music of 130701 / FatCat Records.

Resina is the alias of Karolina Rec, a cellist and composer based in Warsaw, Poland. A compulsive live artist, Karolina's style is primarily characterized by personal language of improvisation and alternative approach to melody.

Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch is an award-winning French pianist/composer currently living in London. Spanning film score, bespoke composition and sound design, her work is connected by its high quality and its evocative, meticulous craft – a common sensibility of elegant, instinctual composition.

Shida Shahabi is a Swedish-Iranian pianist/composer and is currently based in Stockholm. She has made site-specific sound installations, plays in bands and writes music both solo and for dance, film, theatre and fine art contexts. Her debut album is set for release in 2018.

‘The Sea at The End of Her String’ is a live triple-bill of three adventurous, highly talented young female artists from FatCat Records' pioneering 130701 imprint. Having existed since 2001, 130701 was set up (at a time way before it became popular or even recognised as a genre) as an outlet for new music based around artist’s using classical instrumentation in new, non-classical ways, and became a home to some of the most recognisable names in the now broad-reaching post-classical field, introducing the likes of Max Richter and Hauschka, as well as becoming a home for pianist / composers Dustin O’Halloran and Johann Johannsson. In the last few years, the imprint has renewed itself and expanded its scope, signing a number of new artists and becoming a full-time concern. This year, the label’s first four album releases all come from female artists and we are excited to introduce three of those in the beautiful setting of the Hot Tin.

Both Resina and Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch have recently released their second albums. Shida Shahabi has her debut album released on 130701 in October.

Resina is the alias of Karolina Rec, a Warsaw-based cellist and composer and a compelling live artist. Karolina's style is characterized by personal language of improvisation and an alternative approach to melody, using non-obvious characteristics of the instrument alongside electronics and her stunning voice. She has played throughout Europe, developing into an increasingly powerful performer supporting the likes of Sarah Neufeld, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Owen Pallett, Hauschka and label-mate Ian William Craig. Resina’s music has been described by The Guardian as “haunting” and as “ineffably beautiful” by Tiny Mix Tapes, whilst Self-Titled recently described her as offering a “mesmerizing take on post-classical music... that’ll leave the hairs on your neck standing straight up."

Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch
An award-winning French pianist/ composer currently based in London, Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch's musical practice also spans film score, bespoke composition and sound design. Her work is connected both by its high quality and its evocative, meticulous craft – a common sensibility of elegant, instinctual composition. Having studied a Masters degree in composition at Goldsmiths whilst working for three years at online electronic store Bleep, these experiences show through in Emilie’s music, described by Tiny Mix Tapes as “stunning.... rich in reverb and resonance, sublime in the language its piano articulates, limned beautifully by orchestral and electronic ambience... melodic, graceful, eloquent, compelling." Whilst Exclaim! Described Emilie as “quickly establishing herself as an important new voice in contemporary music. Her compositions for piano, viola, cello and electronics combine tender solo performances with rousing arrangements... Her exacting style produces a fully formed, gorgeously crafted result. Levienaise-Farrouch is one to watch"

Shida Shahabi
Shida Shahabi is a Swedish-Iranian pianist / composer, currently based in Stockholm, whose debut album is set for release on 130701 this October. Shida studied piano from the age of 9 and began writing melodies on the instrument as soon as she could compose with two hands. Since finishing her studies at The Royal institute of Art in Stockholm in 2013, Shida has made site specific sound installations, played in numerous different bands/ constellations and has written music both solo and for dance, film, theatre and fine art contexts.
Shida signed to 130701 earlier this year, having blown the label away with the dreamy, homespun charm of her album demos. Fans of the likes of Nils Frahm, Goldmund, Dustin O'Halloran and Erik Satie will surely find something to fall for here.

Some quotes on 130701:
"130701 can arguably lay the claim to having paved the way for the current generation of artists blurring the boundaries between classical composition and electronic aesthetics… Signing artists such as Max Richter, Jóhan Jóhannsson, Hauschka and Dustin O’Halloran, the label established a flawless roster of artists…" (Inverted Audio)

"Home to Max Richter, Hauschka, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Dustin O’Halloran and more, FatCat Records’ 130701 imprint has played a peerless role in redefining the modern classical scene." (The Vinyl Factory)

"tasteful, inspired, subtle, contemporary, beautiful, enchanting. The FatCat sub label has remained at the forefront of a post classical movement which remains focused on musical output and quality rather than hype or anticipation. A label built for the artists who seek to break the boundaries and limitations of genre... it has remained true to its early roots, having carved a niche for itself amongst an often saturated market.." (Ransom Note)

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