Sarah Davachi & Sean McCann “Mother of Pearl”

Throughout this potent collaboration between Sarah Davachi and Sean McCann, we are waiting for the moment to come. Davachi and McCann are masters of restraint in their solo practice, but with their combined prowess on Mother of Pearl, anticipation, and contemplation become an art form. Hushed whispers shuffle through the room, moving quietly to avoid the specks of dust suspended in the air.  Viola notes scrape … Continue reading Sarah Davachi & Sean McCann “Mother of Pearl”

Jewel Garden Radio, Episode #3

New episode, finally! Lots of great tunes lately, so this is only a small taste. Arushi Jain “Richer Than Blood” (Leaving)(behind) Ayumi Ishito & The Spacemen “Night Chant” (577 Records)d’Eon “Poplar” (Hausu Mountain)Kasja Lindgren “Momentary Harmony” (Recital Program)New Chance “Fallen” (We Are Time)Joe McPhee, Michael Marcus, Jay Rosen, Warren Smith “Chatreuse Tulips” (Mahakala Music)(behind) Isnaj Dui “Swoon to Death” (Textura)Nick Storring “Frood” (mappa)Body Meπa “Motherwell” … Continue reading Jewel Garden Radio, Episode #3

Rip Hayman “Waves: Real and Imagined”

As a student of John Cage, Ravi Shankar, Philip Corner, and others, composer and maritime captain Rip Hayman has developed his own, unique voice. On this recent entry from the always stellar Recital Program, Hayman is concocting gilded suites for the vast, open ocean. Hayman’s work embodies the dichotomies of the sea, at times gentle and slowly rolling toward an unspecific destination; at others, chaotic … Continue reading Rip Hayman “Waves: Real and Imagined”