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SARAH HENNIES
Sisters LP
Mappa Editions 11 / SLO / 2018
A fantastic new record by Sarah Hennies featuring solo vibraphone pieces for and in an 700 year old church in Slovakia. Performed by Lenka Novosedlíková. In the two compositions for vibraphone she wrote for mappa editions, Sarah Hennies analyses the psychoacustic dimensions of space. Sisters is a sonic exploration which opens the space between the rough walls of the church, an infinite pulse penetrating into every crinkle, hole and fold. In the sense of her quote "When you pulse one note on a vibraphone for 20 minutes, why do you need to do anything else?", we witness the fullness of one single tone, disappearing resonances and gentle changes, which reveal various performative, spatial, psychic and listening situations.