filament is in part a distillation of petra's (Kristina Warren) years of voice and electronics performance, both solo and with collaborators including Ailís Ni Ríain, Amy Brandon, Kimberly Sutton, Rachel Devorah, and Theresa Wong. Across the 2010s and especially during her PhD work at the University of Virginia, Warren got sick of conventional notions of vocal beauty and listenability, which are gendered and limiting. Now on the eve of a new decade, filament aims to make space for new voices, for listening and empowerment. petra’s scream dissolves into voltage, an old ritual that won’t stop.
released March 22, 2019
composed, recorded, produced by kristina warren
track 10 recorded at elektronmusikstudion (EMS) stockholm
mastered by matthew azevedo
“With Julius, he was based in repetition, but here was a spirit of openness and improvisation. His scores, if they were written out that way, were often like jazz scores. He loved multiplying instruments – four pianos, ten cellos – so there was a real feeling of the presence of the instrument, not just using an instrument in some kind of equation, as a means to an end.” ~ Mary Jane Leach
Enough said. pt