On her latest release Kali Malone is setting focus on playing tuned sine wave oscillators and is getting support from Stephen O’Malley on guitar and Lucy Railton on Cello.
The composition took place during Covid lockdown in Berlin, Germany, -and the we can observe and experience several versions of the only track “Does Spring Hide Its Joy”.
The composition starts with a single tone, adding additional harmonics stepwise, playing with interferences and changing slowly between tectonic drones and fragile harmonics of obscure sweetness, finally fading out into eternity and silence.
The organ like and interruption free sound of the sine oscillators reminds of the Organ squared/ASLSP in Halberstadt, Germany, where they play John Cages piece with the same name over a duration of 639 years. Experiencing Cage on site over there shows a glimpse on eternity by allowing you to wander through sound, harmonics and interferences.
Similar feelings are getting implied by Kali Malone composition here. Some rhythmic dynamic can be observed since the unavoidable change of direction of the bow by the cello results in short dynamic impacts which doesn’t turn up percussive but still gives some feeling of time and repetitiveness. (Thus could be observed best right at the beginning of Version 1.2 or the initial minutes of Version 2.3).
I acquired my 3-LP-version, which features the all about 20 minute Versions V1.1, V1.2, V1.3, V2.1, V2.2, V2.3 on bandcamp. The complimentary download contains three additional 1 hour tracks V1, V2, V3.