October 27, 2020

When I first heard it I was camping with a friend through the Olympic Peninsula with nothing but fog and my body as an empty hall to flood with the harmonic movements between cantus and descant—Latin for “the solo or highest voice in a choral” and “the emergence of polyphonic textures”; or “individual within the community,” as Sarah says. “Move the body to fold and then fill.” This line, softly sung by composer Sarah Davachi on her first-ever lyrical track, feels both like an ode to minimalist technique and a truth in how to graze sound fields at large. Sarah Davachi Interviewed 

October 27, 2020October 26, 2020 ~ Mike

Source: BOMB Magazine. For me, it was an instruction in how to listen to her eighth solo LP, Cantus, Descant, without a roof over my head.


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