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Kristofer Svensson, Catherine Lamb

Translucent Harmonies

Label: Another Timbre

Format: CD

Genre: Compositional

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An album from andPlay - Maya Bennardo on violin, and Hannah Levinson on viola. Brilliant performances of two pieces: Catherine Lamb's 'Prisma Interius VIII' (Melodic Duo) and Kristofer Svensson's 'Vid stenmuren blir tanken blomma'.

Translucent Harmonies” allows listeners to deeply immerse themselves in sound, silence, and resonance. This hour-long program includes Prisma Interius VIII by Catherine Lamb (USA) and Vid stenmuren blir tanken blomma by Kristofer Svensson (Sweden), both composed in just intonation. The rare experience to hear a full program in just intonation invites one to listen in a very detailed way to the “sensation of tone.” This shifts the concept of intonation, which is often unnoticed by the listener, to the foreground, where it becomes a focal point to explore the most simple, yet nuanced, relationships in sound.

Though the evening is one curated experience, the two pieces complement each other in their form. Lamb, in her chant-like work, uses droned pitches to slowly build the relationships between notes and intervals, transforming them into longer phrases. Alternatively, Svensson creates his work out of silence, with brief melodic fragments appearing against a backdrop of silence and noise. Together, they pause time – guiding the audience through an alternate reality where there is ample opportunity to sit and listen.

Cat. number: at218
Year: 2023