Kali Malone

28 October, 2020 - 20:00 - 29 October, 2020 - 20:00
MIRY CONCERTZAAL, GHENT
concert

 

This concert was originally planned on 02.04.2020 at the Courtisane festival.

a co-production with: Vooruit & MIRY Concertzaal (RUISKAMER #1)

WE 28.10 - 20h00 (sold out)
TH 29.10 - 20h00

MIRY Concertzaal, Biezekapelstraat 9, 9000 Gent
€18 / 15 (presale) / 7 (student card)
tickets: www.vooruit.be 

Live performance

Kali Malone

Headquartered in Stockholm, Kali Malone is an American composer and musician who creates sonic monoliths that tug at the very material of listening. Via analog and digital synthesis — and within compositional frameworks that utilize just intonation and psychoacoustic phenomena — Malone’s minimalism maintains a certain gravity even as the ground below shifts. A recent string of critically acclaimed albums explore harmonic interplay within elec- tro-acoustic instrumentation: woodwinds with buchla 200 synthesiser, strings quartets with sine waves, and — most notably — the pipe organ close mic’d and spatialized. Using synthetic and acoustic instrumentation in repetitive and extended durations, Malone’s rich harmonic textures emit a distinct emotive hue serving to generate a captivating and uncanny depth of focus.

For now the highpoint is The Sacrificial Code, an ode to the pipe organ. “While The Sacrificial Code sidesteps the traditional sonic characteristics of such religious sites, its clean minimalism and graceful melodies conjure similarly powerful emotions”, according to Resident Advisor. Kali Malone’s soothing, repetitive harmonies evoke big emotions that leave a tenacious impression, especially when experienced live.

Malone has performed extensively throughout Europe and North America and has collaborated and performed with a variety of artists including Caterina Barbieri, Ellen Arkbro, Sorrowing Christ, Puce Mary, Free The Land, Zach Rowden, Leila Bordreuil and Lucy Railton. In 2016 she co-founded the record label XKatedral together with Maria W Horn.

Live performance

Aisha Orazbayeva

We invited the Kazakh violinist Aisha Orazbayeva to present her Music for Violin Alone, an album recorded during lockdown in her improvised home studio. The New Yorker was smitten with the record: “a self-sufficiency rooted in the unanimity of head, heart, and hands”.  

Orazbayeva is known for her bold interpretations of contemporary music and her radical approach to the classical repertoire. She has released four acclaimed solo albums containing compositions of her own as well as compositions  by Telemann and Sciarrino. She has also written music for film and television (The Have-NotsThe VillageTin Star). Together with pianist Mark Knoop she received a Diapason d’Or for their recording of Morton Feldman’s For John Cage.  

“It’s like a map of invisible violin sounds where past and present pathways are being drawn and redrawn over and over again until they are confined to a single technique or a broken sound or disappear into a total silence.” - Aisha Orazbayeva