Shelley Hirsch/ David Weinstein
| 1. Power Muzak
2. Crazy Situation
3. Haiku Lingo
5. Circus With Harry
6. Drink Me
rere 139 - CD 1989 - 48'45"
"Haiku Lingo" is constructed as a narrative musical labyrinth of characters, styles, orchestrations, texts and juxtapositions. The work makes use of Hirsch's vocal power and flexibility, humor and imaginative language together with Weinstein's chameleon-powered sampling keyboards and electronics. Hirsch/Weinstein have collaborated regularly since 1985 including staged works "Occidental Dreams Of A Geisha" and "Celebration Of The Obvious", the kaleidoscopic "Power Muzak" and many songs, story pieces and group projects.
|David Weinstein||sampling & electronic keyboards|
"One of New York's most delightful experimental singers, Shelley Hirsch brings an impressive stylistic versatility to her explorations of the human voice. Ms. Hirsch ... portrays all vocal styles - from pure operatic warbling to hard, twangy country singing - as related colors on a continuous vocal spectrum. Abstract vocal excursions in an invented language fade in and out of recognizable of popular songs in captivating stream-of-consciousness journeys." (New York Times)
"Shelley Hirsch sings a kaleidoscope to David Weinstein's tape wizardry in "Power Muzak". Power it is - like hearing every kind of music one could imagine folded into musical pastry. Hirsch's mouth is a fountain of sonic mercury." (EAR Magazine)