For the second edition in the Profane Illuminations series of long form temporal suspensions we find two of contemporary music’s most vital and expressive characters - Patrick Shiroishi and Luke Stewart - thoroughly exploring properties of spatial resonance on two sidelong solo pieces.
The A side begins in gorgeous elegiac fashion with Shiroishi alone with a saxophone in a parking garage. Delicately dancing with the echoes of intermittent horn blasts, the piece slowly moves into a modal ballet of fluttering, combative notes before departing again in desolate elegance.
The B side finds DC multi-instrumentalist Luke Stewart viscerally interacting with the properties of sound itself while drawing out the characteristic resonances of the room at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn. Scraping, ringing, piercing, clicking sounds result in frequencies that are gradually layered and emphasized as they resonate throughout the room and oscillate around their central figure eventually turning to the pure, rich tones of the room itself.
Luke Stewart: Works for Pioneer Works
Recorded during the Music Residency at Pioneer Works.
Room Feedback by Luke Stewart with
Assistance from Ryan and Federico.
Mixed by Luke Stewart
Photo by Peter Gannushkin
Patrick Shiroishi: Staying Human
Recorded live underneath the Jazz Cat in Monterey Park, California.
mastered at FyK studios by Felix Salazar.
Proceeds of this album will be donated to Red Hook Community Justice Center on behalf of the artists.
released April 2, 2021