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ELENA SHIRIN

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 solo album 
 FROM A TO BE 

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10 years of musical creation.
compositions written
from 
age 12 to 22.
from Vienna to NYC.
FROM A TO BE.

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projects

WINGS OF CHANGE

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WORLD SONG

Our world needs transformative change. Let’s celebrate our big mama by taking action towards her and our well-being. New resources added to the WORLD SONG Linktree -

Books, Podcasts, Organizations, documentaries that are working on the front of making a change. Go check it and share it with #worldsong💜

Access SONG and EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES of the WORLD SONG here: https://linktr.ee/WORLDSONG 

 

THE WORLD SONG a collaborative effort of international artists, who are voluntarily gathering their voices and sounds for the co-creation of a musical wake up call. To create real impact Elena gathered educational resources in a #Linktree for spreading the work of individuals, non profits and institutions who are working at the front to make a change, such as The Game Changers, Factory Farming Awareness Coalition (FFAC), Regenerative Future,etc.
 


ACT LOCAL

THINK GLOCAL

KNOW YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

BLACK LIVES MATTER

SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES

CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL

WOMEN'S RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS

ONLINE ACTIVISM

OFFLINE ACTION
 

Elena Shirin - World Song

feat.

Aunty, Kuba, James Muschler, Grayson Fiske, Dominick Joseph Calabrese, Nnamdi Umi, Max Bogner  

Mixed & Mastered by Jordan Lipaz


#happyearthday #earthday #sustainablefashion #sustainability #climatechange #veganism

A song as a stage for visual arts, an exhibition as a music video: Three Austrian artists create a new dimension of intermedial exploration through the interaction of their creative resources. Crossing the Alps in a flying udder as a performative expedition sets a widely visible sign and marks the genesis of new perspectives. A tender voice out of the soul evokes intuitive bridges to higher spheres. Soundscapes and shapes intrinsically merge into an essence of perception: With irresistible ease, transformation spreads its wings and glides on the WINGS OF CHANGE into the alteration of the present.

sound, lyrics, vocals by Elena Shirin
making up by Lilian Peschek
directed by Barbara Anna Husar

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all artworks available at galerie-im-venet-haus.de/

further artworks available at hilleckes-probst.de/ and galeriemaximilianhutz.at/

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PLANETARY OSCILLATION

Planetary Oscillation is an interactive surround sound installation, that allows the audience to experience the orbits of our solar system on an auditory level. The way sounds move through the room is based on the relationship between the eight planets of our solar system. Together with her husband, the Viennese artist Elena Shirin developed a mathematical system that translates astrological data (distance to the sun, size, orbital period) into different musical parameters (pitch, sustain, distortion, and panning).

The composition is continuously evolving as the patterns of the different orbits are unfolding their irregular relations in the form of rhythms.

In collaboration with dancer and choreographer, Victoria Primus, Elena developed

Planetary Oscillation Embodiment, using dance, vocals, and recordings from space to strengthen the immersive experience. The choreography and vocal performance are inspired by planetary characteristics and their mythological meaning.

 

 

They performed the piece at Bruckner University, Linz and at the music and art festival JOURNEY TO TARAB. 

follow @planetaryoscillation on IG!

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HOLOMETABOL

HOLOMETABOL is the only German song of Elena's debut album FROM A TO BE. Connected to the song is an audio-visual odyssee dedicaded to the being, habits and inner and outter reality of a moth.
A sequence of encounters and long nights of observation with these mysterious night guardians triggered the creation of a photographic series and auditive interpretation of their world.

Original German Lyrics:

 

"Schwarz, gefüllte Ruhe.

Gedämpftes Auge, gespitztes Gehör.

Da kommt er

Mit brummender Kadenz.

Zelebrierendes Umkreisen.

Mondscheinreisen.

Sterne, Mond, wo?

Lichter sowieso.

Einzelgänger, Schwarmschwimmer,

Fühlerfühler, Lichtjäger."

English Translation:

"Black, busy silence.

Subdued eyes, sharp ears.

There it comes

With a humming cadence.

Celebrating in circles.

Moonlight travels.

 

Stars, moon, where?

Lights everywhere.

Loner, Swarm Swimmer,

Feeler Feeler, Light Hunter. " 
 

Written and Produced by Elena Shirin. Always around midnight.

about.

about

"Electric sparkling trip-hop & neo-soul...

the follow-up of Erykah Badu, Lizz Wright, Jamila Woods or even Alicia Keys"

– Groove Magazin (Germany)

 

After playing her first solo

 tour through the U.S. opening for Moon Hooch the Viennese

singer, multi-instrumentalist, producer and audio-visual artist Elena Shirin

released her debut album "FROM A TO BE" via

Motor Entertainment and received a magnificent national as well as international media response. 

With the first three singles the young artist made it on #3 of the Austrian FM4 charts 

and got selected as the Fm4 Soundpark Act of the Month, May 2020. 

Since 2022 Elenas Live Performances also take place with a Band of four and it didn't take long

until they were opening for one of Elenas biggest musical influences, Thievery Corporation (US).

The rhythm and colors around her soulful singing take

the groups neo-soul sound further 

towards Hiatus Kaiyote - Jordan Rakei territory. 

It is testament to Shirin's new season and closure of the one prior.

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