Lisboa / Skagaströnd

Jen Reimer + Max Stein

Jen Reimer (CAN) and Max Stein (USA) share a fascination with reverberant spaces. Drawing inspiration from the hidden harmonies and secret rhythms present in urban sound enviroments, they create immersive multichannel sound works for processed horn and field recordings: conceived, composed, performed and recorded in the spaces themselves.

This release features two performances in resonant, yet very different locations. "Lisboa" was recorded in the former cistern Mãe D’Áqua, an architectural cathedral for water and it's sounds. In "Skagaströnd", Jen Reimer + Max Stein take their listeners into the inside of an old chimney in Iceland, and slowly reveal it's glistening, fulminating wavy sound.

Both works make the entanglement of sound and space tangible for those who let themselves glide into the recordings.


Side A: live performance recorded at Mãe d´Agua, Lisboa
Side B: recorded at Skagaströnd, Iceland

The Mãe d´Agua performace was a part of Sound Development City 2013.
Lisboa recorded by Andalus
Skagaströnd recorded by MS & JR
Mixed by MS & JR
Mastered by James Plotkin

Front photo taken by Lenka Novakova
Design by Hraïr Hratchian