Aviva Endean from Australia, Henrik Olsson from Sweden. Two different composers and performers in the global society of improvised music. What connects them is that they shared an evening at the bookstore Rönnells Antikvariat in Stockholm during the Sound of Stockholm festival in 2022. Now they also share this cd, the second volume in FRIM Records ongoing Split Series. They represent two distinguished voices, but there are similarities in that they both, in an improvised manner, take point of departure in music they have composed and performed before. In the case of Aviva Endean, it’s a kind of live reworking of some similar ideas that she used on the album Moths & Stars (Room40, 2022). In the case of Henrik Olsson it’s about memory and how the human factor affects it, when he revreates an improvised composition, Common Ground, he performed two years earlier.

From her debut solo recording for Norwegian label Sofa in 2018, in which she solely improvised on acoustic instruments, Aviva Endean developed new skills when it came to record Moths & Stars. In her own words it was a way of braiding disparate strands of sounds together, to play with the listener’s sense of time and space…  more


releases February 23, 2024

Henrik Olsson – turntables, objects
Aviva Endean – clarinets, electronics, voice, plastic pipes

All music by Henrik Olsson and Aviva Endean (STIM/NCB).
Recorded November 17, 2022 at Rönnells Antikvariat, Stockholm.
Recorded and mixed by John Chantler.
Mastered by Mell Dettmer.
Cover design and layout by Ryan Packard.
Produced by FRIM.

FRIM (The Association for Free Improvised Music) was founded in 1976 to create a platform for free improvised music in Sweden and to promote the ongoing discussion about improvised music as an art form. These days FRIM arranges concerts and festivals of improvised music in Stockholm.

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