Digital Albums
Artist: Tony Conrad


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Live in Austin, Texas 1999 listen Buy Song ($1)


The live track from Tony Conrad and Alexandria Gelencser marks microtonal increments as their bows glide in seemingly timeless sweeps from drone to drone. There is a redolent beauty to the sound of meshed harmonics and the physical interaction of rosin and string; Zen stillness in motion, melody in the apparent absence of firm conclusion. Activities of emphasis and passing sideswipes between the players provide dramatic upsurges of progression within the shifting rise and fall. As with most of Conrad's compositions, this track could happily play indefinitely, forever in a loop as the circles of swept sonority make a delicious buzz like so many single-minded insects swarming.