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In Concert & In Residence CD, 2×CD
- + WAV / FLAC
Available: November 18, 2022
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- + WAV / FLAC
- 4 panel gatefold wallet
Sarah Davachi has explored all manner of extensive electroacoustic compositions throughout her career, often with droning ambience immense both in scale and beauty. Released earlier in the year, Two Sisters details patient resonances between sound and space to dazzling effect. Its supplemental collection of live performances In Concert & In Residence takes all of these themes to an exciting zenith, with 10-minute plus recordings containing enveloping swathes of sound.
Composed for various organs, strings, and electronics, these are pieces that revel in subtlety and stillness. Gargantuan notes move at slow pace like the giants of nature: mountains, oceans, stars; changing over centuries but, to the human eye, remaining in a state of frozen beauty. The mesmerising tones of ‘In The Grand Luxe Hall’ are totally absorbing. The acoustic and electronic merge into one inseparable sonic texture, with the stroke of the cello’s bow and the occasional sound from the audience being the only things to indicate that time is still moving.
Amongst the solo organ pieces is ‘Harmonies In Grey’, making apparent the whistling, howling, and soothing winds flowing through the instrument’s lungs, its bellows and pipes of wood and metal. ‘Harmonies In Green’ is a more active rendition of the Two Sisters track, its hushed, celestial chords broken halfway through by an intense eruption of reedy exhalations, showcasing the grand capabilities that the organ possesses. It closes In Concert & In Residence with a celebration of the physical force exerted by these instruments, powered by Sarah Davachi’s masterful compositions.
- 1 In The Grand Luxe Hall 36:35 Buy
- 2 Stile Vuoto 15:16 Buy
- 3 Harmonies in Grey 23:42 Buy