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Saturday, 3 March 2012

Active Crossover compilation on Cronica for free!




Crónica is very happy to present the new release in the Unlimited Series of editions, “Crossovers”, a compilation documenting a series of encounters that happened in 2011 during the “Active Crossover” project.

“Active Crossover” is a project initiated by Simon Whetham during a residency at the Polymer Factory Culturehouse, Tallinn, Estonia in 2009. During the residency he met and worked with many artists who were all working with sound and music in different and interesting ways, prompting him to exhibit the work he composed alongside work created by those he met and worked with throughout his time in Estonia and Latvia.

Performing at events a number of times during the residency became an integral part of the project, so when Whetham came to exhibit the works in the UK, each exhibition began and ended with a live performance event, drawing on a pool of diverse local artists and musicians. The format for each performance was that artists were organised into pairs, with one artist beginning to play solo, would then be joined by the second for a short collaborative crossover section, and then the first would end their performance, leaving the second to play their own solo piece.

Gathered on this compilation are a number of the crossover sections, where artists who had not met or collaborated before are captured performing together for the first time.

The project was supported financially by the Arts Council England, I Love West Leeds Festival and PRS for Music Foundation. Thanks go to those organisations, plus all at South Hill Park, Bracknell; Wolstenholme Creative Space, Liverpool; Millspace, Armley; Soundfjord, London; Vicki Laurie and family; Nina and Camlo Edge; Hannah Kemp and all of the artists who got involved, both included here and not…


You can download “Crossovers” as AIFF or MP3 files directly from Crónica and free of charge.



1. Andi Chapple + Dominic Lash
2. Simon Whetham + Colin Potter
3. Simon Whetham + Jonathan Coleclough
4. Felicity Ford + Mark Durgan
5. Martin Franklin + Cheapmachines
6. Rebecca Joy Sharp + Philip Jeck
7. Simon Whetham + Antony Hall
8. Rodrigo Constanzo + Mark Pilkington
9. Anton Hunter + Igor Hax
10. Simon Whetham + Richard Ormrod
11. Simon Whetham + Rhodri Davies
12. Markus Jones + Ollie Dover
13. Ben Gwilliam + Phill Harding
14. Simon Whetham + Iris Garrelfs
15. Lee Gamble + Scanner
16. Simon Whetham + John Grzinich
17. Martin Clarke + Jo Thomas
18. Simon Whetham + Bela Emerson
19. Duncan Harrison + Paul Khimasia Morgan
20. Alexander Wendt + Slow Listener
21. Simon Whetham + Skjølbrot
22. Ekopleks + Bugbrand
23. Kathy Hinde + SJ Esau

A lot of hard work is invested in these releases and in Crónica’s operations. We do not believe in DRM and we certainly don’t want to create any barriers between you and our releases, so, all of the Unlimited Releases will be free to download, but if you can, please consider to leave us a small donation for the benefit of both artists and label. Don’t forget to leave us your address, so that we can send you a thank you postcard in return.

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