Thursday, July 27, 2017

Recording: Anne Bourne & Matt Rogalsky

Artist: Anne Bourne & Matt Rogalsky

Song: For Pauline Oliveros (But Mostly For You) [edited excerpt]

Recorded at The Tranzac's Southern Cross Lounge (Tone Festival – Show #8), June 29, 2017.

Anne Bourne & Matt Rogalsky - For Pauline Oliveros (But Mostly For You) [edited excerpt]

Although the local "jazz" festival is anticipated in some quarters, it seemed that too often there was no home there for adventurous and experimental creators. Thus, out of necessity, the TONE Festival was born to give these touring musicians a chance to connect with local audiences and artists. A collaboration between Burn Down the Capital's Tad Michalak, Ron Gaskin (a.k.a. Rough Idea) and Karen Ng and Daniel Pencer, the goal was to create shows that were rewarding for players and listeners alike. Coming a few days after the previous burst of shows, the music in the festival's final night served as a series of meditations upon and tributes to the work of Pauline Oliveros, a suitably-relaxing deep listening experience to close out on.

This set from Anne Bourne (cello, voice) and Matt Rogalsky (electronics and processing) began with a structured meditation on William W.H. Gunn's A Day In Algonquin Park, one of the earliest field recorded nature albums, which not only used the album's sounds but also its liner notes, spoken/sung by Bourne and manipulated by Rogalsky. After that came this improvisation, which mostly floated along in a very satisfying way.

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