In the Action, the third solo viola release from Jessica Pavone
highlights her interest in the tactile experience and use of the body while creating sound. The indeterminate pieces, written exclusively for performance by the composer, stem from years of concentrated long tone practice and interest in repetition, song form, and sympathetic vibration. Her interest in the physicality of performing her larger-than comfortable instrument, and believes that cultivating physical bodies as a strong container, is part of her creative process.
released February 15, 2019
Recorded by Stephen Cooper at Pure Audio Snail in Queens, NY on August 6th and 7th, 2018.
Mary Halvorson is a genius composer and guitarist who has developed her own musical language, and with Code Girl she has incorporated poetry into that language. Incredible compositions and lyricism (each track is a different kind of poem). Halvorson's playing is as great as usual, and all the other members of the band sound great. Robert Wyatt's singing in particular works extremely well in the tracks he's featured. Highly, highly recommend. rat
Total mastery of patience, time, and drama create a constantly engaging journey that never gets tiresome or same-y: in fact the harder you listen the better it gets! Somehow Sorey et al. find a way to combine the deep listening and spontaneous interaction of the best jazz with the sense of every tone and sound being worth a universe of listening, which could be equally from Cage and Feldman or the accompaniment to an ancient ritual.
The recording/engineering is absolutely perfect as well. Giles
Lively compositions served up with perky playing. The string arrangements are amazing. The tones converge and separate in a lovely way. Add in a lil SKKKRRRT from the guitar pedal for some spice. Sure to liven up your day. Dig it! Lord Dubious