AllEarsFestivalforimprovisedmusic
MUNCHOsloNorway14.–16.January2022
Kali Malone, Lucy Railton, Stephen O'Malley

Kali Malone presents ‘Does Spring Hide It’s Joy’ featuring Lucy Railton and Stephen O’Malley (US/UK)

22:00Friday 14. January

'Does Spring Hide Its Joy' is an immersive piece by composer Kali Malone featuring musicians Stephen O'Malley and Lucy Railton. The music is a study in deep listening and non-linear durational performance with a heightened focus on septimal just intonation and beating interference patterns.

Kali Malone is one of today's most exciting voices in the world of minimalist music. Malones music implements specific tuning systems in minimalist structure for pipe organ, choir, chamber music ensembles, and electroacoustic formats. Malone's music is rich with harmonic texture through synthetic and acoustic instrumentation in repetitive motions and extended durations. The music emits distinct emotive, dynamic, and affective hues, which bring forth a stunning depth of focus.

We're excited to present Kali Malone's new piece 'Does Spring Hide Its Joy', created specifically for a trio of cello, sine waves and electric guitar performed by Stephen O'Malley, musician, composer, producer and visual artist most notably known from Sunn O))), and Lucy Railton, British cellist and performer and co-founder of the London Contemporary Music Festival.

'Does Spring Hide Its Joy' was originally three hours long and is based on the principles of non-linear composition. Its central elements are its adjustable duration, the implementation of just intonation, and the oscillating effects resulting from the overlap of frequency spectrums. There's an obscurity in the instrumentation and identity of the players — the saturation of the guitar blends with the richness of the cello, the feedback interferes with the precision of sine waves, and the resulting shaking in the air momentarily collapses certain frequency spectrums. The gradual yet ever occurring changes in the harmony challenge the listener's perception of stasis versus movement. The moment one feels they can grasp hold of a frequency, a slight change in landscape leads you forward into the continuation of the unfolding harmonic experience. Together with Railton and O'Malley, Malone generates a wealth of sonic momentum and emotive depth.

Kali Malone: sine waves
Stephen O’Malley: electric guitar
Lucy Railton: cello