“Ishi’s Song” sound track makes New Music USA Staff Pick 2016

//“Ishi’s Song” sound track makes New Music USA Staff Pick 2016

“Ishi’s Song” sound track makes New Music USA Staff Pick 2016

Lisa’s Ishi’s Song recording on her CD The Stone People makes New Music USA “best-of staff pick” 2016
ALBUM: The Stone People (Cantaloupe Records)
“Lisa’s playing (and singing) here is, as always, supremely musical and controlled and full of intent, and the piece, like all of Martin’s music, is profound, surprising, and rewarding to delve into. The Ishi of the title was the last of his people–the Yahi Indians–and the piece is based on transcription of a traditional song he recorded after being taken in by anthropologists at the University of California, Berkeley (his story is definitely worth reading). I’ve heard Lisa play (and Martin introduce) Ishi’s Song live a number of times now, and each performance feels like a brief glimpse into a lost world. The original melody is sung and then braided into shimmering, shifting textures, creating a mirage-like sensation, like being on the edge of seeing or grasping something that ultimately remains elusive.” – Eileen Mack, Junior Software Engineer

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By | 2018-04-11T22:36:23+00:00 December 19th, 2016|Uncategorized| READING Child TIME