Following the release of Pussy Riot members Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, we have received confirmation from Hunter Heaney, executive director
at The Voice Project, that they are still gathering and administrating funds for the future project Pussy Riot members are planning to implement in the coming weeks.We will keep you updated about the
possible evolution regarding the funds you are donating.
This is what Hunter Heaney wrote on Dec. 28 2013:
In early November 2013 Antye Greie-Ripatti (aka AGF) expressed her frustration and sadness at the situation in Russia for protesters such as Pussy Riot and Greenpeace and asked via our mailing list if we would like to do something in support of Pussy Riot.
Twenty of us said yes, and Glasgow based member Heidi Stewart (aka A BAD MAN made the first concrete actions. Four weeks and many many emails later we had an international compilation mastered by AGF and artwork by female:pressure members Heidi Stewart - drawing, and Janina Schütz - graphic design. Some tracks have included tech footnotes by the artist, giving insight into their working methods and kit they use.
Across a variety of countries, these electronic music producers of female:pressure offer their music in solidarity with Pussy Riot calling for freedom for imprisoned Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina. We have heard that they may be set free, and hope that this effort increases exposure for their cause and celebrates their liberation.
All money raised from this compilation will be donated directly to The Voice Project who is managing the International Support Fund for Pussy Riot.
The Voice Project is managing the international support fund for Pussy Riot to aid with legal efforts to secure the freedom of the imprisoned members of the group, to meet the security, care and support needs of Nadya [Nadezhda Tolokonnikova] and Masha [Maria Alyokhina] while they are incarcerated in the labor camps as well as care for their young children.
Living in the arctic north I get to observe frozen landscapes a lot, it is incredible how versatile ice can break and it makes different sounds every time, depending on
the way the ice froze, how fast for instance and on the temperature. The beat of the track was made of ice breaking and splashing. My daughter threw and cracked the ice
while I recorded with a mobile Tascam recorder in Kilpisjarvi, Finland in 2011. Later I sliced the recordings into the Logic sampler and crashed the beat. I dubbed with
some bass, vocals and the iPad running iMPC and SAMPLR and SyloSynth. I mastered all tracks tof this compilation with Weiss Outboard Limiter.
|Atonal Resistance - written by Ipek Ipekcioglu / BerlinIstan|
|Mach Mich Gut - written by Gudrun Gut|
This song is inspired in part by Videodrome, a film about a television programmer who discovers a broadcast signal featuring extreme violence and torture. In the
film, reality unravels as the programmer discovers the signal's source, and in the interim renders the lines that separate reality and fantasy no longer apparent.
Drawing interpretation from this theme, the lyrics to this song are about the growing political resistance just beyond what is reported on the nightly news, and speak
of the urgent need to cast light upon and question the one behind the curtain who pulls the strings. Pussy Riot did just this, going out on a limb and taking the
risks necessary to voice their important message that demands equality and highlights the importance of it. I support them and applaud them for their courage.
The methodology of this track is a combination of Pro-Tools and Ableton Live predominantly using Live's Beat Repeater clashing with the sound of a doll laughing or
crying ( seems similar) which I had recorded previously. I chose this track for this compilation for a couple of reasons:
This track came out on my debut album while I was in Berlin. I felt this track hit the spot for what I project to be the intentions of Pussy Riot.
"Keeping You There" is about an insane man keeping a girl against her will. The hardest track I had to do, it took me 3 years. I used Logic in combination with
Reason. I recorded the dialogue parts myself in a bathroom because of natural reverb, it was really interesting. I made it a real performance because playing the
girl's part was very intense.
|Rivolta - written by Anna Bolena and Lady Maru|
this track was made partly during a train ride when i was reading the lettercorrespondence between Nadeshda Tolokonnikova and Slavoj Zizek. It was incredible to
notice how strong words can be, so i decided to record an instrumental track in order to support this compilation.
|Entmutigt - written by Sonae|
|Letting Go - written by Alice Rose|
|Fashion - written and produced by Jennifer Touch|
|Small Caverns And Bright Machines - written by A BAD MAN|
This track comes from a rhythm n'noise concept album called "Amoris Vulnus (The Wound Of Love)", dedicated to all victims of rape and abuse. I weave harsh noises and
wailing, haunting vocals into a weft of techno beats to create a short-circuit between the enjoyment of the music and the terrifying tragedy it recalls.
a work with the sound of a door in a prison
I wrote this track upon hearing the terrible news of Jyoti Singh Pandey being gang-raped and left to die in Delhi. Despite the anger and the sense of impotence it
triggered in me, I wanted to give a message of hope: we must never stop fighting and striving for our lives and happiness. This is why the stanzas sound forlorn and
desperate, but are then engulfed by the loud, high-pitched and strenuous chorus.
"Waiting" is a snap-shot of a possibly endless process of deconstruction and disintegration. It is a live take and theoretically could sound different and last much
longer. I processed recordings of breaking glasses in various, concurrent ways by means of granular synthesis and spectral interpolation. My favorite tools to do so
are Robert Henke's MaxForLive devices Granulator and GrainFreeze and Michael Norris' Spectral DroneMaker.
2013-12-12 - femmecult - PUSSY RIOT FREEDOM COMPILATION
2013-12-12 - comfortzone - PUSSY RIOT FREEDOM COMPILATION
2013-12-12 - popkontext - Netzwerk Female Pressure präsentiert Pussy Riot Freedom Compilation
2013-12-12 - the Strangler - female:pressure Comp Benefits Imprisoned Pussy Riot Members
2013-12-12 - nowamuzyka - Nowa elektronika wspiera Pussy Riot
2013-12-13 - thegirlsare - All-female EDM and digital art collective female:pressure have released a new compilation album in aid of Pussy Riot.
2013-12-13 - electronic beats - Kanye East for Pussy Riot - "I Know That Pussy Riot Ain't Free"
2013-12-14 - clubbingspain.com - Pussy Riot Freedom
2013-12-16 - CAT WERK IMPRINT - Pussy Riot Freedom compilation
2013-12-16 - FSK - Pussy Riot Freedom Compilation
2013-12-16 - BLN.FM - Geballte Techno-Frauen-Power für Pussy Riot
2013-12-17 - WICKED STYLE - Female:Pressure - Pussy Riot Freedom Compilation
2013-12-17 - Women's View on News - Supporting Pussy Riot
2013-12-18 - BLISSTOPIC - RECOPILACIÓN PUSSY RIOT FREEDOM
2013-12-18 - SIDE-LINE - Olivia Louvel featured on 'Pussy Riot Freedom' compilation
2013-12-18 - Amnesty International Deutschland - PUSSY RIOT FREEDOM COMPILATION - VERÖFFENTLICHT AM 11. DEZEMBER 2013
2013-12-18 - KITMONSTERS - Pussy Riot Freedom Compilation
2013-12-18 - FM4 - Pussy Riot bald frei
2013-12-18 - SPIN - Pussy Riot Members to Go Free as Russian Amnesty Passes
2013-12-19 - BBC - Arts Extra interview with Olivia Louvel at 2'10
2013-12-20 - taz.de - Künstlersolidarität mit Pussy Riot: Noch viel mehr Druck
2013-12-20 - arte.tv - TRACKS [fr] & TRACKS [de]
2014-01-07 - Radio FRO - Fadimat105
||AGF & A BAD MAN
||Janina Schütz - graphic design & Heidi Stewart - drawing
||Gudrun Gut & AGF
|contact with The Voice Project
||Olivia Louvel & Hunter Heaney
|contact with Amnesty Deutschland
||Ipek Ipekcioglu & Anna Block
|distribution via iTunes and other stores||Jens Alder & Gudrun Gut|
For further requests and feedback please contact bandcamp at femalepressure dot net.