On occasion of the release of the album “Clones” artist Matilda Tjäder has created a broadcast of this sonic narrative for Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee. Combining the album’s 20 tracks/chapters with reflections and guidance for a sound walk, listeners are invited to tune in from the outside world – in the rain, the wind, or perhaps in the company of a blooming tree.
The album “Clones” was commissioned and produced by HTSU Cooperative and will premiere at San Serriffe Friday, April 8 at 21:00. On the same day, the album will also become available as a digital download and CD on Bandcamp, on streaming platforms, and as a website developed by Aurélien Potier.
“Clones” tells the story of a never-ending winter from the perspective of a narrator as she dreams in multiple states. In the absence of shifting seasons, dreaming becomes the primary state of transformation.
In four-hour daily cycles, this narrator wakes up, falls asleep, and dreams amidst a pervasive hum that takes possession of her body and summons a familiar visitor. Together, these bodies exist somewhere and elsewhere, gliding through landscapes, nurturing their fading memories into a new figuration. Taking place in a moment frozen in time, “Clones” documents the memories of two sources and of a symbiosis becoming parasitical.
“Clones” is a fictional piece written and scored by Matilda Tjäder. The work was commissioned and produced by HTSU Cooperative between 2020 and 2022. HTSU Cooperative (formerly How To Show Up?) is based in Amsterdam and commissions new work interested in writing, translation, forms of speech and collaboration.
Image: page from CD booklet
All work written, composed and produced by Matilda Tjäder
Commissioned by HTSU Cooperative
Co-produced, mastered and mixed by Daniel Tjäder
Recording assistance: Daniel Tjäder & Niklas Tjäder
Flute on track #11 and #19: Angelina Petrovic
Image: Sanna Helena Berger
CD design: Ewa Poniatowska
Website design and Clones-logo: Aurélien Potier
Editing and proofreading: Louis Mason and Annie Goodner