Australian Sound Artist

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sombre nay Sated: Review in De:Bug issue #176

'Sombre nay Sated', has a review in De:Bug #176. Translation in english below................

"Tessa Elieff's ambisonic work, her interests in sound and effects of perception of specific spaces and rooms of resonance have led her to travel half the world in the last couple of years, notwithstanding Austria, where her debut album has finally been released on the Moozak label.  Her music, with its multi-layered dimensionality of diffusion and (re)editing (processing) always runs the risk of having these elements reduced when released on a CD. This is sometimes the case in this almost half-hour collection of three commission works. The shadow-like granular waves composed for the Melbourne event, 'Akousmatikoi' (with Jacques Soddell) one suspects only finds completion in its radiant emittance at the very location. Engaging, involving and immersive however, are the two following pieces for the ORF Kunstradio, both using the recordings of sound installations of Austrian artists Uli Kuehn and Andreas Trobollowitsch.
The mysterious and threatening low rumblings and buzzing hums are made alive through very engaged field recording processes and especially the sounds of weather and insects in, 'Taken to Booroomba' lets one eagerly await the planned collaboration work with Chris Watson."