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Finnish-Bulgarian artist Katerina explores tension and release on ‘Nervous’ remix

Acclaimed Finnish Bulgarian artist’s first remix of Construction features generative cover art by Nervous System design studios.

Katerina is a Finnish Bulgarian artist. She runs labels Émotsiya and Kotarak releasing music from the likes of Sansibar and Exploited Body. She’s an active touring DJ and a producer releasing music on labels such as Running Back, Cómeme, Hivern Discs, Tigersushi and Rhythm Section. This is the first remix she has done of Construction.

“I was nervous when I started making this remix, as I’m always, because I care so much about music and I want to achieve something special. I want people to feel what I’m feeling. That tension you feel throughout your body when you meet someone that captivates you or those moments of excitement before a really good audience that ultimately strips you of all of your fears,” says Katerina.

ABOUT CONSTRUCTION

Construction is an electronic music collaboration between Nadya Peek and Marko Ahtisaari. Peek and Ahtisaari met at MIT while fabricating on a large CNC mill. The original track Nervous is from the band’s second ep WE’RE GREAT THANKS FOR ASKING (2020) produced by Pat Dillett (David Byrne, Brian Eno, St. Vincent) and mastered by Guy Davie (Jon Hopkins, King Krule, Four Tet). It was recorded while the band was working in the evenings at their friends’ Nervous System design studios who created the generative cover art for the remix.

ABOUT NERVOUS SYSTEM

Nervous System is a generative design studio that works at the intersection of science, art, and technology. Drawing inspiration from natural phenomena, they create computer simulations to generate designs and use digital fabrication to realize products. Their studio is located in the Catskills in Palenville, NY. Nervous System’s designs have been featured in a wide range of publications, including WIRED, the New York Times, the Guardian, Metropolis, and Forbes. Founders Jesse and Jessica have given talks on their generative design process in many forums, including MIT, Harvard, SIGGRAPH, and the Eyeo Festival. Their work is a part of the permanent collection of museums including the Museum of Modern Art, the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Watch Construction’s original track Nervous on YouTube with an accompanying video.

Artist: Construction
Remixer: Katerina
Title: Nervous (Katerina’s Tension Remix)
Label: self-released
Format: Digital
Date: December 3rd


Tracklist

1. Nervous (Katerina’s Tension Remix)
2. Nervous (Kaukolampi Remix)
3. Nervous
4. Get Out More
5. Room Service