Two Favourites

The following free online releases have been on high rotation in these parts recently. Highly recommended, especially if you have a church to play them in, and loudly.

John Hudak, Sunday, 2007.

Growing up, Sunday was always a day associated with the particular feeling of the end of something. During meals the family was together mostly: silent meetings leaning towards meditation. The TV was constantly on in the recreation room, creating a background noise that occasionally approached meaning. Homework was done on the comfy sofa in the living room, where sleep would fall around page two. When evening came, Tinkerbell would fly around the castle, ending her flight with a touch of her magic wand.

Tyler Futrell, Fabre-Garrus Josquin Study, 2006.

The Fabre-Garrus Josquin Study is a project using a recording of Josquin's Missa Pange Lingua by Barnard Fabre-Garrus leading A Sei Voci. Excerpts are taken and the material treated as concrete sound, with abstract processes applied to them. For example, in the Angus Dei, the material is overlayed in canonic fashion against itself, and each possibility of 2, 3, and all 4 "voices" presented from densest to simplest. The Credo uses a similar process. The suggested performance of the piece is as a loop in an installation setting.