AGF - Source Voice

LINE_SEG02 | CD + Digital | Edition of 500 | February 2013

LINE is pleased to announce the release of the second in the LINE SEGMENTS series. Source Voice is a rich and jarring new work of unexpected contrasts by German musician AGF, an artist much admired by LINE’s Richard Chartier.

The voice is the human instrument. Almost everyone has a voice, unique and custom built within them. A voice is personal, political and controllable. Some voices are heard more than others. In expanding the meaning of voice, listening to and deconstructing it, we learn about our body, our kind. We grow and gain awareness through this process.

Composing in a unique way with her voice makes AGF’s work a way to consider humanity. On Source Voice, all sounds are derived from artist’s voice and the room around her. The collaboration with Richard Chartier’s LINE label is based on mutual admiration and follows the aesthetics of minimalism. Source Voice is the second LINE SEGMENTS release.

Inspired by the ancient folk practice of yoik, AGF started to imitate and voice along with her surrounding wind and weather. Yoik is a mostly wordless form of singing/vocalization by the Sami tribe of northern Scandinavia and considered one of the longest living music traditions in Europe.

Through her careful study and work with pioneering composer Eliane Radigue for the past 10 years, AGF further experiments with highly contained and organized sound in the wide field of vocal expression. AGF has worked with Radigue while performing Elemental 3 as The Lappetites, and has now created OCCAM 7, a new composition by Radigue for solo voice.

While only the composition “Kaamos? is pure untreated voice, digital processing was used to bend our imagination of what our voice is and can become.

1 The Human Condition (5:42)
2 Breathing in Lines (11:48)
3 Voice Count (3:32)
4 Kaamos (3:26)
5 Digital Yoik (9:54)
6 Hum Pitch Play (4:26)

Antye Greie-Ripatti (AGF) has worked for more than a decade releasing experiments connecting voice, deconstruction of language, perception, and sound processing. Her work has been presented on records, as live performances and sound installations in museums, auditoria, theaters, concert halls and clubs in Europe, America and Asia.

Other projects include the German electronic duo Laub, The Lappetites, AGF/ DELAY (with Vladislav Delay), THE DOLLS (Vladislav Delay and Craig Armstrong) and Zavoloka/AGF, collaborations with Craig Armstrong, Ellen Allien, Gudrun Gut, Eliane Radigue, Kaffe Matthews, and Richard Chartier.

AGF runs her own production company AGF Producktion. Since 2012 she is Artistic Director of Hai Art.

In 2004 she won an Award of Distinction at the 2004 Ars Electronica festival, in 2006 she was on the cover of The Wire magazine UK. In 2011 AGF formed a community choir called Kaiku in Hailuoto, Finland. The group has created and practiced a series of sound pieces based on natural sounds such as wind, waves, darkness, mosquitoes. The piece “Kaamos? was practiced with that choir the first time.

AGF lives and works in Hailuoto, Finland.

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