dimanche 18 janvier 2009

Meredith Monk (with Robert Een) - Facing North (1992)




Is it a song or a cry ? A voice or a breathe ? Is it vocal music or organic noises ?
It could be a song byn a seagull or the cry of some unknown animal...
It could be a shaman's incantation or the language we speak in our dreams..
It is Meredith Monk's vocal music...
Human voice explores unknown territories and plays with their border zones...
Could human voice invent new languages, universal languages, going far the borders of signication in order to share a common exploration of non verbal communication ? 

Facing North is a great album, featuring Meredith Monk (voice, piano, organ, pitch pipe) and Robert  Een (voice,  pitch pipe).

This music is closely linked with theatrical performance... Gestures, play with space, silence, body art are obviously parts of such a performance.

I love this record, because it is so emblematic (among many other records) of what ECM is about: exploring the borders of silence...

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