Radio Two

Portuguese trumpeter Susana Santos Silva joins Swedish composer Alexandra Nilsson for their new album debut Radio Two on SUPERPANG. Composed and recorded in residency at the legendary EMS in Stockholm, “Radio Two” presents the duo in full-tilt, engaging joyfully with sinuous figures, contrasting textures, and dynamic extremes throughout the album’s six compositions. Disinterring at the perimeters of sounds both possible and impossible within the sonorities of their respective instruments, Santos Silva & Nilsson unveil for us a beautifully malformed, speculative machine. 

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Alexandra Nilsson / Solovkina is a composer, musician and performer based in Stockholm, Sweden. Her work stretches across acoustic and electroacoustic music, sound art, noise and performative practices. Lyrical as well as brutal, minimalist and maximalist, her art moves through the delicate and subtle expressions to the harsh and fierce. She researches materials acoustically, visually and contextually, and she is interested in organic and non-organic processes along with transformations and transcendence of the material. With a background as a trumpeter in jazz and folklore, energy movement, rhythm and improvisation are also important aspects of her practice.

Susana Santos Silva is a Portuguese trumpeter, improviser and composer based in Stockholm, Sweden. ‘One of the most exciting improvisers in the world’ (Downbeat), Susana has a singular artistic approach that comes out of a comprehensive spectrum of influences, from classical, improvised and contemporary music to jazz and textural sound art. She is interested in stretching the possibilities of the instrument, exploring new ways of expression within music and dissolving the boundaries between composition and improvisation as well as between acoustic and electronic music.