We Q

Label: Clang Label
Released: 2021
Duration: 00:59:29
Views: 120

Track Listing

1. Discorsica 05:52 2. We Pop 03:12 3. Alien Sales Call 09:33 4. Schreckschraube 06:45 5. Make Hay While The Sun Shines 07:56 6. Synaptic Fire Dance 06:22 7. Smoky Bar Codes 04:52 8. Slippery Slope 08:54 9. Q Factor 06:13


Personnel

Dafna Naphtali
voice / vocals
Edith Lettner
saxophone

Additional Personnel / Information

Compositions by Edith Lettner and Dafna Naphtali Edith Lettner – alto/soprano saxophones, duduk Dafna Naphtali – electronics, voice, live sound processing of voice and reeds Recorded at Dolan Studios, New York University, March 5, 2018 Engineered by Li-Hai Mixed by Dafna Naphtali Mastering by Dafna Naphtali and Paul Geluso Cover image is the painting Communication, by Edith Lettner

Album Description

Edith Lettner and Dafna Naphtali met in New York in 2017, performing in larger ensembles, led by saxophonist Ras Moshe. Meeting up for a duo session, they found instant common language and constant surprises with Lettner on soprano and alto saxophone and duduk, and Naphtali on her created electro- acoustic instrument for live sound processing of Lettner’s instruments as well as her own vocal work. Their work and experimentation together since then led to an Austrian tour in summer 2019, a performance at Experimental Intermedia in NY in March 2020, and has now culminated in this explosive recording. We Q mines the duo’s mutual musical attractions – finding rough-cut gems in high-energy jazz, cross referenced with electro-acoustics, hardcore-meets-early-music, ghanawa-laced polyrhythms and Armenian/Balkan double-reed drone/beat-frequency noise-fests.


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