by Amma Ateria

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Bimodal Press is thrilled to announce Vague Pure Affection, a limited edition release of 100 cassettes for Amma Ateria.

With Vague Pure Affection, Amma Ateria externalizes a daydream futurism, investigating the physical interior polarity sparked from childhood experiences of close-ranged aircrafts from rooftops adjacent to Hong Kong’s airport. Vielä explores the coexistence of softness and violence, entering states of stillness from overwhelming air pressure in meshes with binaural beats. Lightly breaks into an alarm state, while underlying orchestral screams in 1882 refers to the women of the 2nd dimension going to church in novella ‘Flatland’. The rhythmic patterns of industrial machines in Kone, realized during her time of isolation in Finland, expands the mechanical theme. Departures is a minimalistic farewell with depictions of flight and ambient continuity carrying one and other, as the notion of being lifted translates to a sense of grounding in Gravitations. Vague Pure Affection is an intimate portrait of longing, reflections, and the notion of time, composed through transforming the deafening of noise into meditative stance, revealed through elements of movement, reconstruction, restraint, and the physicality of memory.

“My father used to bring me to different residential rooftops to count the stars, it was the first time I understood the concept of infinity and repetition... At landing, the aircrafts flew incredibly close above, I thought I could touch them as it takes over my vision...The comforting distance of the night sky and the intense noise of the airplanes, it was deafening and thrilling at once. I can still remember these feelings, that physicality of loudness, expanded my innate threshold of fear and pleasure. These feelings has stuck with me forever and shaped my way of seeing...”

Amma Ateria (Jeanie Aprille Tang) is a sound artist and electroacoustic composer, born in Hong Kong, based in California. Her practice in sound examines the coexistence of polarity in the sonic spectrum. With an immediacy of tension and release through spatialization, her performance consist an intention to expand physicality in the human experience, navigated by cross-modal synesthetic influences from the contemporary moment. Thus the movements in sound expose her body’s visceral resonance in polar opposites, examining boundaries and brinks of sonic breakage via saturated transitions of stark polarities. With memories of condensed cities, she gravitates to frequencies of close-ranged airplanes, inaudible conversations, out of body experiences, sustained harmonics intersected with musique concrète, and synthesized speed of air with various colours of noise.


released February 28, 2019

Thank you: Andrej Hronco, Maggi Payne, Nava Dunkleman, Paul Clipson, Yelena Soboleva, John Davis, Jo-ey Tang, Laurent Sanguinetti, Father, Mother.

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