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Patricia Wolf, Live

At Holocene in Portland

Between glistening notes and processed field recordings, Patricia Wolf’s voice appears as a series of echoing phrases. The live recording was made at the Holocene in Portland, Oregon, on June 19 of last year. Wolf just added it to her SoundCloud page late last month. While she could easily spend more than the piece’s nearly quarter hour exploring these lush, ethereal spaces, Wolf has more in mind for her listeners. In time, surprisingly abrasive tones appear, rubbery and textured and chaotic, and a thorough contrast to what came before. Amid them, Wolf’s voice persists, no longer an element of comforting ease, and instead a durable, yet no less elegant, opposition to the rising forces.

Track originally posted to soundcloud.com/patriciawolf_music. More from her at instagram.com/patriciawolf_music. The audio was recorded by Glenn Sogge, and the performance photo is by Marcus Fischer.

By Marc Weidenbaum

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2 Comments

  1. Patricia Wolf
    [ Posted January 29, 2020, at 2:04 pm ]

    Thank you for this thoughtful review! It means so much to me.

  2. M.Fischer
    [ Posted January 29, 2020, at 8:35 pm ]

    thanks for sharing this marc. beautiful sounds from one of my favorite portland artists.

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