A01 La Plainte du pouce (Cosmic Neman & Prins Emanuel)
A02 NAB (Jaakko Eino Kalevi & Nabihah Iqbal)
A03 Messy (Jaakko Eino Kalevi & Maria Spivak)
A04 Kiriaki (Maria Spivak & Prins Emanuel)
A05 Le chant de Teodosia (Prins Emanuel & Cosmic Neman)
A06 Ne Oxi (Maria Spivak & Cosmic Neman)
B01 Sadcrying (Jaakko Eino Kalevi & Maria Spivak)
B02 No One Knows (Jaakko Eino Kalevi & Prins Emanuel)
B03 Allazo (Maria Spivak & Prins Emanuel)
B04 Adieu Spatial (Jaakko Eino Kalevi & Cosmic Neman)
B05 Eels in the Auditorium (Nabihah Iqbal & Prins Emanuel)
B06 Ritual (Nabihah Iqbal & Maria Spivak)
Extra Muros is an annual itinerant artistic residency initiated in 2017. The third edition was co-organised during the winter 2021-2022 by the FLEE art collective in collaboration with the Music Department of the Museum of Ethnography, Geneva (MEG). Five artists participated in this residency including: Prins Emanuel, Nabihah Iqbal, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Cosmic Neman, and Maria Spivak.The residency was held at the MEG in two phases. The first part of the residency and encounter represented an opportunity for the artists to explore the museum's archives, collections, and exhibition spaces. The second phase was dedicated to the composition and production of original musical content in an ephemeral studio set up in the auditorium of the Genevan institution.
In this context, the pieces presented in this album were all conceived during this residency. Having never worked together, the five artists and musicians, each with their own distinct musical path, discovered a variety of sound resources at the Museum. These included eleven traditional instruments from the African continent, Asia and Oceania from the MEG collections, as well as synthetisers, audio effects units, amplifiers and several other vintage emblematic analog electronic devices from the collection of the Swiss Museum and Center for Electronic Music Instruments (SMEM) in Fribourg. In addition, recordings of traditional music from the five continents belonging to the museum's International Archive of Folk Music (IAFM) were also made available to the artists.
In pairs, the residency's participants were able to combine their respective creative worlds with the museum's historical instruments as well as sound archives. This compilation is the result of this rich dialogue.