“For Pauline” reviewed by Loop

What brings together in 2016 Valencian accordionist and composer Isabel Latorre and sound artist Edu Comelles, were the theories and philosophy of the late North American composer Pauline Oliveros.
Comelles commissioned Latorre to perform a free interpretation of Oliveros’ Deep Listening which was recorded in a live concert in Valencia in May 2017. At the same time Comelles recorded some samples of the accordionist’s instrument.
This cassette released by Porto based, Crónica Electrónica label, has two sides, in the first side is “Isabel Latorre Plays Pauline Oliveros” and in the second one is “La Isla Plana” by Edu Comelles, work inspired and encouraged by Isabel’s concert.
Isabel Latorre timidly opens the bellows of her accordion to get some quick and brief notes, together with small blows that suddenly appear in the background. A sustained drone is installed in space while the wavering and improvised notes come in and out the disquieting atmosphere produced by Isabel.
Comelles works the accordion sampled notes that he modifies producing omnipresent resonances.
This hypnotic music produces in the listener an attentive and deep listening that well pays homage to one of the most outstanding composers of the last decades. Guillermo Escudero

via Loop

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