A commission for the cover artwork of 'Kenopsia', composed by Finola Merivale. On 28th February 2022, Chicago-based saxophone quartet, ~Nois releases the digital single of Kenopsia, from record label Records to Burn.
~Nois’ Director of Operations, Julian Velasco, explains the project:
“We are incredibly excited to share this recording of Finola’s haunting and ethereal composition Kenopsia with the world. Kenopsia is a made-up word that Finola stumbled upon in the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows which means: “the eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that is usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has left so many bustling places empty for the past two years, so I think that we can all relate to the feeling of Kenopsia in some way at this time.
Additionally, we are honored to have Finola’s sister, Tamzin Merivale, join us on this project. We commissioned her to create an original piece to serve as cover art for this single. Her stunning line work and brilliant use of color perfectly accompanies the energy of Finola’s Kenopsia.”
To learn more about ~Nois Saxaphone, click here.
To learn more about Finola Merivale, click here.