Two years after her sef-titled album, Bolivian-American sound artist Elysia Crampton is back with a new album. Orcorara 2010 is out now via PAN Music. It was commissioned and released in 2018 by Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, CH for the first floor at the Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement 2018 ‘The Sound of Screens Imploding’.
According to the press release, it follows intergenerational trauma, fugitives of Christian violence in a twilight called Puruma, returning to Mama Cocha, the sea that theorists call Nowhere. Dedicated to the life of Paul Sousa, who while incarcerated, worked years as an inmate firefighter across the Sierra Nevada of California. Also dedicated to the work of Sage LaPena and Dr. Gretel Mendizabal Nolte. (Includes misreadings of Jimenez, Saenz, Claudel, & Wright).
Not one, not world, not body, not God, not salvation, not zero; only a ceaseless approaching toward, with, and as the great mystery, Great Condor, by Grace, Tatamama. Jallalla.