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Strophe



| Reviews |

SONORA is an improvising chamber group. Each member has his or her own clear musical identity, formed from decades of studying, listening and playing experience and personal aesthetic leanings. Kye Marshall and Rebecca van der Post have strong backgrounds in classical music, but where Becky specialized in new music, Kye explored jazz and free improvisation. Michael Morse has classical training but early on immersed himself in the jazz tradition. Glen Hall has primarily focused on jazz and free improvisation, although he has long been involved in electroacoustic and new music. In short, SONOra uses its musicians’ wide spectrum of experience to create real-time compositions by synthesizing their musical individualities through intuitive rapport.

STROPHE uses several distinct strategies: directions for instrumental grouping and activity; visual images; rhythmic and textural instructions; and electroacoustic ‘prompts’. A number of the pieces are miniatures that communicate by evocative gesture rather than extended development. No traditional music notation was used, although grouping strategies were rehearsed for the suite.

The recording reflects Hall’s interests in evolution and time, from radioactive elements (Irradiations), to early primates (Ancestors), to the stage movements of the chorus in classical Greek drama (Strophe Suite), to cybernetics (Reactor). Also, there are three duets dedicated to soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy and an unpremeditated free improvisation. The recording also uses spatial location—moving sounds across the stereo field—and sound processing for particular ‘atmospheres’.

Strophe’s tracks make facets of reality audible, from the elemental to the archetypal.

Irradiations
Actininium
Neptunium
Plutonium
Promethium
Radium
Radon
Uranium

Strophe Suite
Strophe
Antistrophe
Hyperstrophe
Hypostrophe

Reactor

Ancestors
Aye-Aye
Tarsier
Slow Loris

Cubes (for Steve Lacy)
Cubes 1
Cubes 2
Cubes 3


Improvisation

All compositions except Improvisation are by Glen Hall copyright SOCAN, 2006, and published by Kikue Music.

Glen Hall – flute, alto & bass flutes, tenor & soprano saxophones, bass clarinet, electroacoustic sound

Kye Marshall – cello

Michael Morse – bass

Rebecca van der Post – violin

Recorded August, 2005 at Quest Recording Studios, Oshawa, Ontario.
Engineer- Paul LaChappelle
Mixing – Glen Hall & Eugene Martynec
Mastering – EMMIX Studios, Iouri Dmitrievski
Producer – Eugene Martynec
Executive Producer – Glen Hall

Contact information:

Kye Marshall – www.kyemarshall.com
Michael Morse – www.sibeliusmusic.com/mmorse,
Rebecca van der Post – www.myspace.com/madawaskastringquarte





The Book Of The Heart The Mother Of The Book Hallucinations The Roswell Incident Oasis Of Whispers
Angles Here To Go Strophe Powerbuch Indios Eletronicos Open The Way


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