Oct 29, 2020
October 30, 2020 - /PressAdvantage/ - Sonic-Twist® features Judi Silvano, Voice, and Bruce Arnold, Guitar. The duo celebrates October with the next four music/video recordings from their new recording project “Unity”.
Joining them on video are dancer/choreographers Maria Mitchell and Hilary Brown. Michal Shapiro’s videography and editing add to the Sonic-Twist® collaboration.
Sonic-Twist® new CD “UNITY” will be released in its entirety in the first week of January.
The duo is taking an innovative approach to the releases and is showcasing one new composition with video each week until the entire project’s full release.
Each month until January 2021 the duo will showcase four or five new pieces.
Silvano and Arnold continue to explore spontaneous musical co-composition and the dimension of dance on these latest releases on the https://muse-eek.com label.
“Confabulation”, “I Saw That”, "Bruce’s Boogie” and “Dryads” push the boundaries of music and dance.
“Confabulation” featuring the choreography and dance work of Maria Mitchell, weaves a sinuous, shuddering emotionally stoic dance with striking visual video editing by Michal Shapiro.
Silvano’s voice expresses a dark and probing energy while Arnold's guitar maintains a rhythmic pulse that drives the music and creates a feeling of intensity.
Silvano comments about “Confabulation”: “I love the way Maria Mitchell is so deeply focused. I think she is brilliant in her emotional portrayals of all the phases in the music and therefore all that her character goes through in this little saga. Her choreographic impulses connect on a very deep level of humanity.”
“I Saw That” is a light-hearted exploration of the fleeting element of “time”. How words can be juggled, pulled, and tugged to stretch out new thoughts and meanings from simple phrases.
“I Saw That” features Michal Shapiro’s cousin’s dog, who is a mix of dachshund and border collie, running around on the grass. The dog seems to be conveying Silvano’s words to the listener. “I Saw That” is a hilarious romp on the grass with a mystical twist.
“Bruce’s Boogie” begins with a modern, geometric, clean visual. Hilary Brown’s dance concept conveys a sense of fun and contemporary visual humor with a mime like element. With bold lines and sinewy movement, the sense of play is palpable.
Arnold’s guitar is humorous as well, with electronic wah-wah kind of sounds. Silvano’s voice bounces back and forth, upending octaves, creating cascading waterfalls of sound.
The last piece of these four releases is “Dryads”. A “dryad” is also known as a hamadryad. In Greek mythology, a dryad is a nymph or nature spirit who lives in trees and takes the form of a beautiful young woman. Dryads were originally the spirits of oak trees, but the name was later applied to all tree nymphs.
“Dryads” opens with a majestic guitar intro, Silvano’s voice joins the guitar with a combination of octave jumps, whispers, and a wordless stream of vocal color.
Here in “Dryads”, Hilary Brown is in a completely different visual context. With a background video created by Shapiro consisting of trees thrashing about in different colors and windy abandon, Ms. Brown choreographs a homage to the tree spirits fit for a Goddess in a Greek myth.
This second installment of four compositions is a heady mix of sound and color.
Check out Sonic-Twist® here: https://sonic-twist.com/2020/09/09/unity-cd-by-sonic-twist/
I Saw That: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bw2EbweDuCU
Bruce’s Boogie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0boiFfQEhcM
Judi Silvano: www.judisilvano.com
Bruce Arnold: https://muse-eek.com
Coming up in November and December, nine new single releases of Sonic-Twist® CD “UNITY”.
Look for the full release of all seventeen music/videos from “UNITY” in early January 2021.
For more information about Sonic Twist® Record Label: Muse Eek Recordings, contact the company here:
Sonic Twist® Record Label: Muse Eek Recordings
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