‘MARANASATI 19111‘ is the debut full-length from Nina Keith, a trans woman composer and multi-instrumentalist from Philadelphia. The album features textured piano arrangements laced with vocals, flute, electronics and found sounds. While rooted in contemporary classical music, the record ebbs and flows with a unique human quality, informed by its compelling narrative.
Set in the woods, hospitals, and churches of Northeast Philadelphia, MARANASATI 19111 delves deeply into the memory networks of childhood. Inspired by her experience in EMDR therapy, Nina Keith explores a personal history marked by community tragedy and paranormal incidents, and seeks to create a more equanimous, reverent relationship with death and the unknown.
Releases August 30, 2019 on Grind Select.
All songs written and recorded by Nina Keith
Piano, vocals, flute, idiophones, modular synthesizer and tape recorder by Nina Keith
Additional vocals by Becki Freiberg on tracks 2, 3, 8 and 11
Mastered by Taylor Deupree
Album Cover by George Wylesol