AUDIO: Frenia – “What Is It”
Improvisational noise collective Frenia are out with new pieces. Annie Grizzle and Eli Smith join the original trio here in collaboration, supporting the existential philosophy of Frenia being what it is simply by having individuals present for it. “What Is It” is a synergistic movement of intentional sound being transferred from one person to the next, creating an organic immediacy through shared space. Instruments used here include clarinet, electronics, guitar, bass, harmonica, bongos, bells, pedals, and various handheld objects. Excerpts of Georges Bataille and Guy Debord are read by Ryan Winslow Jann while Annie Grizzle shares their own poetic ruminations as well. Frenia is an act of revolution and resistance to structural restriction, done in full force with this recording.