Ingrid Engarås

1 Porch (14´47´´ )
2 Rumble (11´09´´)
3 Probe (1´50´´ )
4 Blessings and Worship (5´50´´ )
5 Rowan - For the Unborn (24´12´´)

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Vibradisc- an instrument invented by Ingrid Engarås, made for carefully selectedlive concert situations. A motor generates vibrations against a hugecopper plate which in turn generates its own sound. Its deep and flowingbass frequencies trigger the listener to undergo individual experienceswhich may be comfortable, strange, erotic and rumbling. The playingtechnique is closely related toautomatic writing. As the instrument can, (and should) never be fullycontrolled, the playing sessions are always subject to random forces.All aspects of the concert situation, such as the architecture,atmosphere, audience and the instrumentalist's setting, impact on andinteract with Vibradisc. Every playing session or concert is unique andcan never be predicted. Nor can the listener's experience be controlled.The sound of Vibradisc is to be used in each listener's very ownpersonal way.

Ingrid Engarås - born 1968 - lives in Stockholm and considers Fylkingento be her home scene. Has during the years been active with mailart,performance and visual art, but mainly as the organizer for more or lessunderground cultural events, concepts and social situations. Her rareconcerts with Vibradisc started in 1999 and since then both soloconcerts and collaborative experimentations have been performed.

The pieces Porch, Rumble and Probe from recording session at Fylkingen2002-04-24 engin-eeredand recorded by John Duncan. Probe was made out of some unexpecteddisturbances, or phantom sounds originating from the mixing desk duringthe session, later selected and mastered at EMS by Lars Åkerlund.Blessings and Worship was recorded live at Babalon Bar, Kupan, Stockholm2000-10-12, performed at the combined celebration of Aleister Crowleys125th birthday and the 10th anniversary of Auga Odins Lodge. The concertwas recorded by Carl Abrahamsson, mastered by Lars Åkerlund at EMS 2002.Rowan - For the Unborn from recording session at Fylkingen 2002-01-26engineered and recorded by Agnieszka Lewalski. This piece is dedicatedto Iris Atari and Saga Cikoria, who both were present but not yet born.

Final mix by Lars Åkerlund and Ingrid Engarås at EMS 2002.
Photo Carl Abrahamsson (
Cover design by Katarina Johansson, Sunmaid Graphics

Thanks to: Leif Elggren, Kent Tankred, Agnieszka Lewalski, John Duncan,Lars Åkerlund, CarlAbrahamsson, Katarina Johansson, Johannes Bergmark, Benny Nilsen andSören Runolf allwitout whose help and support this record would not have been existing,and also Fylkingen,EMS and Kulturhuset/Lava; corner stones of the experimental art andmusic scene in Stockholm.

P ©Ingrid Engarås, Stockholm 2003. BIEM/ N©B
Published by Touch Music
Subsidized by The Swedish National Council for Cultural Affairs