It’s as though Rosalind Hall is wielding a hand-held fan, pressing it against surfaces so that it buzzes in frictional complaint, without applying the necessary pressure to stop the blades entirely. It’s a delicate navigation of brinks and almosts – her saxophone lingers upon single notes and tilts them, ever so slowly, until they threaten to fall over. Her instrument throbs uneasily as overtones force their way into the frame, turning ovular drops of pure tone into snarls of dissonance. It’s an agonising sonic yoga routine; pitches bend into awkward poses and then hold them for as long as concentration, exhalation and muscle power will permit, the note wobbling like calves and biceps in convulsions of tension. Collapse is always a mere false step away.
a trail, a texture by rosalind hall and ada rave
dolly (for m.a.) by lyn goeringer
less than human by caroline park
witnessing by cinchel
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Live Proof: Rosalind Hall – Soundproof – ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
For her Live Proof performance, saxophonist Rosalind Hall blurs the line between where her instruments ends and body begins.
the beguiling, chameleonic saxophone has possessed rosalind hall for most of her life. as she has grown, she has made it her mission to extricate the horn from her trainings, to unearth the inner vibrations of the saxophone body and to elicit from it the sonic microcosms of her mind. she has made reeds from different materials and found extensions and objects for the bell that alter and extend the playing techniques, creating precarious vibrations that necessitate playing and responding in the moment. improvisation is the guiding force behind her music, experimentation and redefinition a driving goal and collaboration with people and spaces a transcendental joy.
ada rave is a saxophonist, improviser and composer, born in chubut (argentina) in 1974. she began her musical development in 2000 in the buenos aires jazz scene. her musical interests are jazz, free improvisation and composition. she works on her own projects and also collaborates with other musician’s – performing in several places around argentina. since 2013 she has been based in amsterdam where she performs with several musicians in the netherlands and europe. she continues researching her personal approach to the sound and interaction with other musicians as well as the environment, expanding her passion for the free improvisation.
this album is comprised of two saxophone improvisations. one each from rosalind and ada. created on different continents and on two different dates, the two pieces are still entwined. get the album here!
rosalind hall, alice hui-sheng chang, julia a. miller, ada rave, nicolas chientaroli, jorge espinal, luciano vitale, sarah j. ritch, lauren redhead, renée baker, piss piss piss moan moan moan, canned fit and aaron yabrov are all. all! featured on the newest episode of sopa de truenos!
sopa de truenos is a radio program broadcast in bilbao that focuses on all types of music – experimental, underground, periferal, difficult or however you want to describe it.
live video documentation of rosalind hall and marta sainz with maryah marymotto and alba morín! be sweet, yo!
live video documentation of marta sainz and rosalind hall!
rosalind hall and marta sainz, live! with antonia funes, maryah marymotto and alba morín! 9pm, october 30, espacio cruce, madrid. for the love of everything, go to this show!
rosalind hall, live! october 17, 8pm, barcelona! as part of the LEM 2014 festival! do it!
rosalind hall, live! september 22. at les ateliers claus, brussels! also on the bill, cave! yeah, cave! do it belgium!