1. Idle (in)

2. towards us

3. as the morning, claiming light

4. Idle (out)


from the mountain peak
mind extends through pourous skin:
as the morning, claiming light.

We would like to humbly acknowledge the sovereign traditional owners of the countries on which this music and film was made. We extend our respect to Gadigal, Wiradjuri, Dharrawal, Anunga, Arrernte, Langa Langa (Solomon Isl.) and Are Are (Solomon Isl.) elders past, present and emerging. May this documentation be presented and viewed with deepest respect for these peoples, their histories and their futures.

SAAN is a trio of brothers who have been playing music together for 8 years. Our improvisations often start from nothing, and grow in slow waves as a rising tide.

as the morning, claiming light is the outcome of 2+ years of creative development. The music was recorded in one take on one day, and evolved slowly with the band and its collaborators. New layers were added to the music, the music became films, and the films became an app. The aim was to create a digital sanctuary separate from the white noise of the internet. Feel slower here.

SAAN is Chris Bourgeois, Novak Manojlovic, Drew Bourgeois. towards us film by Natan Bernfield. Track 1, 3 and 4 film by Drew Bourgeois. Recorded by George Sheridan at Music Feeds Sydney in September 2016, at Petersham Church in December 2017, and at 107 Projects in February 2018. Mixed by George Sheridan. Mastered by Jan Sutter. Cover art and design by Isabelle White. Photography by Bobby Keys. App and web development by Drew Bourgeois.

Read the as the morning, claiming light manifesto here.

Download the as the morning, claiming light iOS app here.

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