songs & silence
robert minden and carla hallett
concert for an adventurous audience drawn to wander past the boundaries of
The evening unfolds with the sounds of flower pots.
The music is transparent, sparse but allusive.
The instruments are the invented and found sounds of an ever expanding orchestra of the unlikely:
bowed carpenter's saws, multiphonic waterphones, blown bottles, floating bowls, yesterdays toy piano and the forgotten theremin.
Hallett's songs are originals with simple acoustic settings, her lyrics exploring identity and resonance.
Minden's storytelling, connecting and engaging.
photo: nancy walker
The performance is ideal for intimate spaces, allowing the audience close proximity to the instruments which heightens the pleasure of natural, quirky sound; sounds rich in subtle hues and rough textures...sometimes melodic, sometimes percussive, ... strangely familiar and resonant...An evening to take pleasure in luxurious acoustic sound and musical storytelling.
photo: henri robideau