As Eartheater, US multi-instrumentalist, producer, composer and vocalist Alexandra Drewchin has been responsible for some of the most transcendent songwriting of the past five years, with albums on Hausu Mountain and PAN pushing the limits of pop structure and form.
Drewchin’s latest album, Phoenix: Flames Are Dew Upon My Skin, was mostly composed over a 10-week artist residency for FUGA in Zaragoza, Spain. Writing in relative isolation, Drewchin combined guitar parts with orchestral arrangements, drawing inspiration from geological imagery to mirror the trajectory of her own life and relationships.
In this short documentary, we go behind the scenes of the album’s creation at the ETOPIA Centre for Arts & Technology where the residency took place, as Drewchin works in collaboration with local musicians from Zaragoza using the acoustics of Etopia’s reverb chamber.
Phoenix: Flames Are Dew Upon My Skin is available now on PAN.
Guitar & voice – Eartheater
Chamber ensemble – Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón
Ana Navarro, María del Barrio – Flute
Belén Pérez, Celia Álvarez – Violin
Laura Sorribas – Cello
Gabriela Gómez – Harp
Choir – Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón
Beatriz García, Ekaterina Degtiareva, Jordina Ollé, Lorna Rhind, María del Barrio, María Mora
Chior conductor – Elena Ruíz Ortega
Curated by – Santiago Latorre
Camera – Ana Escario, Raúl Béjar
Video editing – Ana Escario
Sound mix – Santiago Latorre
Released by – PAN Records
FUGA is a Born Music project with the support of Etopia and Zaragoza Cultural
Source: FACT Magazine