Headquartered in Stockholm, Kali Malone is an American composer and musician who creates sonic monoliths that tug at the very material of listening. Via analog and digital synthesis – and within compositional frameworks that utilize just intonation and psychoacoustic phenomena – Malone’s minimalism maintains a certain gravity even as the ground below shifts. A recent string of critically acclaimed albums explore harmonic interplay within electro-acoustic instrumentation: woodwinds with buchla 200 synthesiser, strings quartets with sine waves, and – most notably – the pipe organ close mic’d and spatialized. Using synthetic and acoustic instrumentation in repetitive and extended durations, Malone’s rich harmonic textures emit a distinct emotive hue serving to generate a captivating and uncanny depth of focus.
Kali Malone ⟡ Vasco Alves
Vasco Alves’s bagpipe practice focuses on the development of pieces that explore the physical limits of the instrument and its consequent spatial impact. With presentations that can be totally acoustic or in opposition to electronically generated audio and that approach improvisation, repetition and psychoacoustics.