Canadian sound artist, composer and pianist Sarah Davachi performed a live composition with church organ and electronics at Le Guess Who? 2019, curated by Jenny Hval. We are very pleased to now share the immersive recording, captured by Concertzender at the Janskerk in Utrecht.
Listen to the full performance below; Sarah Davachi's new album 'Cantus, Descant' will be released this Friday, 18 September, via Late Music.
That strange intermediate state during lucid dreams, when the body physically reacts to images summoned by your imagination: that’s a pretty apt way to describe the impact of Sarah Davachi’s ambient compositions. This Canadian-born, Los Angeles-based artist uses both acoustic instrumentation (piano, woodwinds, strings, organs) and electronics (analogue synths, modular synths & drones) as tools to straddle the chasms between harmonics and noise.
Captured on Friday, 8 November 2019, at Janskerk during Le Guess Who? 2019. Listen + watch more Le Guess Who? recordings via our archive.
Audio recorded and mixed by Concertzender.
Photography by Felipe Vasquez.