Marta Forsberg and Stellan Veloce are both string players, Filled with Happy Drones is their first collaborative piece. It includes amplified and processed cello and violin, a sampler and synthesizer. There will be lights.
Like thoughts and memories come and go – in an unpredictable and ever changing manner – this piece follows the same logic, exploring a musical form that is constantly interrupting itself. It’s a way of revisiting music and sounds that exist in different consciousness’s layers: the duo’s Sardinian and Swedish folk music memories, strings repertoire, the song on the radio this morning, all traveling through different kinds of processing and reverberations – natural and artificial – creating a stream of sketchy, nostalgic and humorous musical environments.