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'you always wanted more in life, but now you don't have the appetite'

OUT MAY 14th 2021


Canilla 1 - Photo by Kari Jahnsen.JPG

Photo credit: Kari Jahnsen

Listen to debut single 'you always wanted more in life, but now you don't have the appetite' here:

Canilla is a newly sculpted project by Norwegian sound artist and instrument builder Camilla Vatne Barratt-Due. Frequently composing for dance and theatre productions she develops sonic fields that often includes electronics and live coded synthesis merged with materials from her extensive accordion collection. Canilla’s performative installations have been presented in museums and theatres as well as sound-art, dance and music festivals in Germany, Denmark, Spain, Sweden, UK and Norway. The music is arranged and produced by Ådne Meisfjord, who is also part of the performance act. 


Canilla is engaged in a technology of the mouth and a memory of the hand. She forms a garment of sonic rhymes, stories of the mule, the music from the past and other memories tied to the ocean sea. Shipwrecks are transformed into flower beds whilst love ballads are sung from wounded forests about beetles leaving their traces in the bark of trees threatened with extinction. A humming of afterlives depict time buried in cracks and other residues of life lived.

Behind the stories pumps a mechanical heart, a structure based on creations of dismantled accordions played with an altered mechanical system. Canilla approaches the instrument as an off-spring of industrial mass-production and music histories, connecting parts of disassembled accordions to DIY electronics. Long durational performative installations constitute sets of arrangements for vocals, synths, accordions, machines, electro-mechanical pneumatics and accordion reeds – they are technical sounding mentalities where listening becomes a field trip through a found environment. 


'you always wanted more in life, but now you don't have the appetite' 

track list:

1. the extinction's voluptuous odor 
2. party with my homies
3. footbridge
4. life without the human look
5. Alfred Korzybski
6. you always wanted more in life, but now you don't have the appetite 
7. we find them picking flowers that grow in the fields of extreme limit

– released May 14th 2021 –

Artwork by Constance Tenvik

For more information please contact Kari Jahnsen at / +49 176 6441 6461 

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