Friday, August 18, 2017
Jonah Parzen-Johnson, I Try to Remember Where I Come From
The electronic part is somewhere between a piano and an orchestra in depth and density. It is generally filled with motifs and harmonic content. The baritone part involves long lines with circular breathing and cascading, gritty jazz sensibilities.
What stands out in contemplating this music is its totality of expression and driving forwardness. It is contemporary in essence, jazz-laced and both open-spontaneous and prethought-composed-planned.
The two elements mingle together for a venture in musical substance that offers sonic presence and expressive thrust.
It is definitely worth checking out if you appreciate electric-acoustics synergies!