Hanna Hartman: The Revenge

June 4, 2021 / ISCM


Berlin-based Swedish sound artist and composer Hanna Hartman (b. 1961) creates compositions that are exclusively made up from authentic sounds which she has recorded around the world. Sounds are taken out of their original context and thus perceived in their purity. Hanna Hartman seeks to reveal hidden correspondences between the most diverse auditive impressions and in new constellations she creates extraordinary worlds of sound.

The Revenge, composed in 2020, is comprised of sounds emanating from microphoned threads and voice. Composed for and dedicated to Christian Kesten, the work was commissioned by ensemble Maulwerker as part of their series maulwerker performing music. The commission was supported by the Initiative Neue Musik Berlin, the Musikfonds with project funds from the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, and Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council.

Hanna Hartman: The Revenge (2020)
Performed by Christian Kesten.
Premiered at Ballhaus Ost Berlin, October 31st, 2020.
Sound mastering: Roy Carroll
Camera: Isabell Spengler
Video editing: Susanne Elgeti




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