Friday, August 11, 2017

Recording: Kat Estacio

Artist: Kat Estacio

Song: Untitled #1

Recorded at Array Space (Rooted, Somewhere There, and Mechanical Forest Sound present), July 9, 2017.

Kat Estacio - Untitled #1

Normally the night of its monthly Second Sunday series, Somewhere There instead decided to open things up, inviting a couple co-conspirators to each bring an act to this show. On behalf of Mechanical Forest Sound, I invited Kat Estacio to close out the night. It turned out that her solo work for gongs and electronics had some intriguing parallels with the Germaine Liu pieces explored in the previous set. And though this piece floated in similar dream-drifty terrain to what I had heard Estacio explore in the past, there were signs that she is also expanding her dynamics to explore some other moods as the opening piece had a layer of anger that was released in some more aggressive work with the mallets.

[Somewhere There's Second Sunday series continues this weekend (August 13th) with a set from Québec's Sonia Paço-Rocchia offering realtime electroacoustic manipulations for bassoon and visuals, plus a quartet encounter with the SWT organizing team.]

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