Marta Forsberg & Kajsa Magnarsson – Kompisitioner

Lamour has the great honor of presenting a joyful collection of short compositions in Kajsa Magnarsson and Marta Forsberg’s project Kompisitioner. Friendship and physical distance are the fuel when short sentences and words are sent between Stockholm and Berlin to be processed and transformed into small magical works in the sound art genre. In addition to digital, the album is released in a gatefold double 7 ”vinyl, beautifully illustrated by Elin Hjulström Lord and Gustaf Lord. Mastered by Joakim Westlund.

Order vinyl now at Bengans, Lamour Bandcamp or Lamour Record Store

Released February 25th 2022
Mastered by Joakim Westlund
Artwork: Elin Hjulström Lord & Gustaf Lord (Studio Lord)
Foto: Conny Nimmersjö
Cat. nr: lamour140
Released with support from the Swedish Arts Council

Kajsa Magnarsson is a musician, sound artist and composer. She make playful music and sound art that reflects on the present, often on the border between humor and seriousness or reality and fiction. Kajsa like to collaborate with other artists and art forms and I see every collaboration as an opportunity to develop both in terms of craftsmanship and aesthetics. She have a BA in Composition, Sound Art, from Academy of Music and Drama, Gothenburg University and she has also studied composition at Universität der Künste in Berlin and at Gotland School of Composers.

Marta Forsberg is a Swedish-Polish composer, sound artist and musician working in the field of installation art and electronic music. Her practice spans across sounds design, composition for ensembles, music for dance, sound and light installations, as well as working in different artistic research projects. Forsberg’s work has been performed at festivals and concerts in Sweden, Germany, Italy, Japan, Denmark, England, China, Malaysia, Thailand or Poland. She has a BA in Electroacoustic Composition from the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm and has also studied composition at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw.

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REVIEWS and ARTICLES


Wire
“Despite occasional idiomatic echoes Magnarsson and Forsberg sounds like no one but themselves, sharing outlooks and reflections in ways that are distinctive, effervescent and frequently delightful.
Read full post at: https://www.thewire.co.uk/issues/457

Dagens Nyheter
Spåren – mellan en och tre minuter långa – är en teknikuppvisning fast förankrad i en tradition, men tematiken tydligt präglad av en yngre feministisk generation. Som i den korta reflektionen ”Farmor mormor” och andra kvinnliga (eller könsöverskridande) erfarenheter bland elektroakustiska klanger och röstförvrängningar.
Läs artikel (på svenska) på: https://www.dn.se/kultur/kompiskompositioner-blandar-pop-och-ljudkonst/

Dagens Industri
” Låtarna är korta och fokuserade, precis som poplåtar, men liknar till utformningen mer ljudkonst. Jan Gradvall har lyssnat på ett nytt album av Kajsa Magnarsson & Marta Forsberg.”
Läs artikel (på svenska) på : https://www.di.se/nyheter/lekfull-pop-marta-kajsa-kan-konsten/

Salt peanuts
“Both Magnarsson and Forsberg focus on language – real, imagined, manipulated and heavily processed – as sound material, and their short compositions offer clever and insightful comments and brief meditations on the way we use language, listen to it or process and reflect on its meanings. Laurie Anderson and her heavily-processed, alter-ego voice and her feminist statements are a strong reference, as the opening «Anthem for a twenty nine year old girl» and «You could also say» tell. But Magnarsson and Forsberg have their own strong sonic identity of their own.”
Read full post at: https://salt-peanuts.eu/record/kajsa-magnarsson-marta-forsberg/

Vital Weekly
“For Kompisitioner they made thirteen small compositions from homey things, sound cuttings and crazy ideas that are more than once entertaining but also beautiful, compelling or very penetrating. The tracks don’t sound complicated, but everything is fine and balanced with plenty of space for small stories in various languages, aliens and their sound, and thick synthesizer tunes.”
Read full post at: http://www.vitalweekly.net/1324.html

Groove.de
“Den Arbeiten der schwedischen Alles-Mit-Allem-Experimentatorinnen Kajsa Magnarsson & Marta Forsberg ist die Stimme ebenfalls eine wichtige Inspiration. Die Klangskizzen und Sample-Collagen, die sie zusammen auf die Doppel-Single Kompisitioner (Lamour Records, 25. Februar) montiert haben, können dann zu lupenreinem Beinahe-Pop, zu Ambient oder zu harschem Noise werden. Jedenfalls werden sie selten länger als zwei Minuten und überzeugen durch super freundliche Weirdness.”
Read full post at: https://groove.de/2022/03/02/motherboard-februar-2022/

Fifteen Qestion
“That’s beautiful – you are the adoptive mother of lost and found sounds!”
Read full post at: https://15questions.net/interview/kajsa-magnarsson-marta-forsberg-talk-sound/page-1/

Il Manifesto newspaper 02.04.2022


Field Notes Berlin
“Short sentences and single words form the basis for pieces that subtly open up a series of discourses on identity, intimacy and distance.”
Read full post: www.field-notes.berlin/en/festivals/58524/releases-of-the-month/58526/releases-of-the-month/90751/kajsa-magnarsson-marta-forsberg-kompisitioner-lamour-2x7inch-digital

iMusiken
“Vänskap och fysiskt avstånd mellan två unga tonsättare är bränslet när korta meningar och ord skickas mellan Stockholm och Berlin för att bearbetas och förvandlas till små magiska verk inom ljudkonstgenren.”
Read full post at: https://imusiken.se/2022/02/04/de-gor-kompisitioner/


RADIO

BBC Radio 3 – Late Junction – Feb 18th 2022
Played: You could also say
Listen: www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0014h1x

P2 Elektroniskt – 5 Mars 2022
Played: You could also say
Listen: https://sverigesradio.se/avsnitt/text-och-ljud

In Memory of John Peel – 25.03.2022
Played: Det var en gång
Listen: https://inmemoryofjohnpeel.com

Radio Klara – Late Night Shift 03.03.2022
Played: Det var en gång & Changes
Listen: http://radio.klara.be

Radio Jazz FM – Twopenny Hangover 05.04.2022
Played: Jag tänker på vår framtid
Listen: www.radiojazz.fm www.mixcloud.com/twopenny_hangover/twopenny-hangover-050422/

RTE Raidió na Gaeltachta – An Taobh Tuathail
Played: You could also say & Anthem for a Twenty Nine Year Old Girl
Listen: www.rte.ie

RTE Raidió na Gaeltachta An Taobh Tuathail
Played: Anthem for a Twenty Nine Year Old Girl
Listen: www.rte.ie

Radio Regent – The Moderns – 20.03.2022
Played: P.A.L.M.E.
Listen: radioregent.com

FSK 93.00 Hamburg – Doctore Xyramat – 11.03.2022, 22.00 – 23.00
Played: You could also say
Listen: www.fsk-hh.org mixcloud.com/DocXyr

Radio Mercure 93.00 – Electronic Therapy – 11.03.2022, 10 pm
Played: P.A.L.M.E.
Listen: www.radiomercure.fr http://electronic-therapy.over-blog.com

Freies Radio Neumünster 100,8 – Doctore Xyramat – 14.03.2022
Played: Moscovium
Listen: https://freiesradio-nms.de mixcloud.com/DocXyr

In Memory of John Peel – 12.03.2022
Played: Anthem for a Twenty Nine Year Old Girl
Listen: https://inmemoryofjohnpeel.com

RCV Lille 99.0 – El Réanimator #1423 – 11 mars 2022
Played: Ja, visst gör det ont
Listen: http://rcv99fm.org

France Musique – L’Expérimentale – 27.03.2022
Played: Jag tänker på vår framtid
Listen: www.radiofrance.fr/francemusique/podcasts/l-experimentale/l-experimentale-du-dimanche-27-mars-2022-2128230

Jet FM 91.2 Nantes – Cosmogol999 #226 – 08.03.2022, 19.30
Listen: http://jetfm.fr/site/stockage/emissions%20benevoles/2021-2022/cosmogol%20999/cosmogol999-226-20220308-mars.mp3

BAYERISCHER RUNDFUNK – Bayern 2 Nachtmix – 05.03.2022, 23:05 – 24.00 Uhr
Played: You could also say
Listen: www.br-online.de/bayern2

Eldoradio – Dortmund 93.00 – Klangwelten #421 – 08.03.2022, 20:00 www.eldoradio.de
Played: Det var en gång & P.A.L.M.E
Listen: kuhzunft.com/radioshow.html

Paranoise Radio – Doctore Xramat – 07.03.2022 www.paranoiseradio.com
Played: Anthem for a Twenty Nine Year Old Girl
Listen: mixcloud.com/DocXyr

RTE Raidió na Gaeltachta – An Taobh Tuathail, Dé Luain 28.02.22
Played: Anthem for a Twenty Nine Year Old Girl
Listen: www.rte.ie

Brainwashed Radio – The Podcast Edition
Listen: http://www.brainwashed.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12862:this-weeks-podcast&catid=93:the-brainwashed-podcast&Itemid=89

Radio Regent – The Moderns – 27.02.2022
Played: You could alaso say
Listen: radioregent.com

KEPW 97.3 FM Eugene, Oregon – Spectra-Sonic Sound – 26.02.2022
Played: Pingviner och isListen: https://kepw.org www.mixcloud.com/spectrasonicsound/the-institute-of-spectra-sonic-sound-22622/

The Parish News #286 – Resonance Extra 
Played: Anthem for a Twenty Nine Year Old Girl
Listen: theparishnews.com https://linktr.ee/theparishnews www.mixcloud.com/TheParishNews

Earbitten
Played: You could also say
Listen: Worm.orghttps://www.mixcloud.com/Radboud/20220218-earbitten/?fbclid=IwAR1m22LwBWGP4qH8NyRdHS_VUfEAnR12myAskXQ6Xen0rX5mWo3U6cQ6w6w

Byte FM – Knuspern – 20.02.2022 – 22:00 – 23:00
Played: You could also sayListen: www.byte.fm

FSK 93.00 Hamburg – Ausflug, 21.02.2022, 23.00 – 24.00
Played: Anthem for a Twenty Nine Year Old Girl
Listen:
www.fsk-hh.org + mixcloud.com/jetzmann

Radio Fro, Linz 105.5 – Fadimat 105 – 01.02.2022
Played: You could also say
www.fro.at