The track “Weavezyme” is Chrissie Caulfield turning noise into music, specifically machine noise, and specifically something with a distant yet clinging association to classical music. The track is from a recent collection, titled Mechanisms, in which Caulfield’s violin and, to a lesser degree, cello join up with transformed recordings of machinery in action — here sodden thud and distant clank and rumbling drone. She notes in a brief accompanying statement, “This is an album based loosely on ‘mechanisms’ of various kinds. Many of the tracks feature actual mechanical noises, but some are just a nod to classical compositional ‘mechanisms’ or structures.” That sentence makes a helpful parallel to the concept of language itself being a form of technology.
Track originally posted at soundcloud.com/progchick. The album Mechanisms is streamable in full and available at “name your price” on music.chrissieviolin.info, via Bandcamp. More from Caulfield, who is based in Leeds, England, at chrissieviolin.info and twitter.com/chrissie_c.