electro acoustic bug beats
Native Instrument is a Berlin based sound collaboration bringing together the field-recordings archive of Felicity Mangan and the abstract vocabulary of Stine Janvin Motland.
Often referred to as insect techno, Native Instrument’s music is constructed using electronic and vocal adaptations of animal and insect sounds originating mainly from the Australian and North European fauna. Mixing natural rhythms of birdcalls and bug beats, with digital effects and vocal imitations, Native Instrument enlightens a sonic ambiguity between rural nature, electronics, and the human voice.
Stine Janvin Motland
Stavanger born, Berlin based vocalist Stine Janvin Motland works with experimental music, sound and audiovisual performance, with a special interest in the ambiguous and unrecognisable qualities of the voice. Her recent work is focussed on imitation and abstract storytelling through sound collages inspired by a variety of genres and traditions of electronic music, sound poetry, folk music and languages of various peoples, birds and animals. Through a diversity of projects such as Fake Synthetic Music, the performative installation The Subjective Frequency Transducer, the live radio play In Labour, alter ego Stine II and as the second half of field recording adaptations duo Native Instrument (Shelter Press), she explores and challenges the physical features of the voice, the acoustics of her external/internal surroundings, and new performance strategies.
Felicity Mangan is an Australian sound artist based in Berlin, Germany since 2008. In different situations being solo performance, with other players or installation Felicity utilizes CD players and a mixer to reshape and play sound samples from a found Australian native animal CD, played on a stereophonic system or often via hand-made speakers made from re-cycled and found objects.