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Jessika Kenney "Atria" LP

by Jessika Kenney

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Edition of 300 copies.

Track listing:

1. HER SWORD I
2. TURNING INWARD
3. SARIRA TUNGGAL
4. PAMOR
5. WIJI SAWIJI MULANE DADI
6. INGSUN
7. HER SWORD II

LP edition of 300 copies, in custom printed tri-tone jackets with oversized LP booklet containing scores and translations, and handstamped LP labels. Album art by Jessika Kenney and Faith Coloccia. Design by F. Coloccia.

The term “Atria” emerged in a dream in 2007, at a time when I was si- multaneously writing new music for the Cornell Gamelan Ensemble at the invitation of Chris Miller, and recording “Voices of Spring” with Ostad Omoumi. “Atria” sounded like the Latin plural of atrium, evoking the chambers of the heart, and reminded me of the Javanese Satriya or “Knights”, but it was only later I realized the reference to the Arabic triliteral root “atr” or scent. This music has come into being in a similar way, by associations, breaths, correspondences, and dreams, with the untranslatable and the inexpressible as a compass. At the same time it is a document of a learning process, and although I have been so fortunate to have incredible teachers, all the errors and delusions are my own. This is a meditation on an internalized meta-historical dynamic between Javanese and Persian traditions, and is a tribute to the role of sound in the context of esoteric practices, including prophetology and healing water. - JK