ca159 - Sabrina Siegel - hand/rock

Artist: Sabrina Siegel
Title: hand/rock
Date: 2008-09-02
Keywords: experimental, electroacoustic, free improvisation
01 - Sisyphus - 6:00
02 - Protest - 4:26
03 - He Moves Through the House - 3:40
04 - A Lilting Passion - 5:24
05 - Untitled 5 - 2:55
06 - Untitled 6 - 3:58

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Artist statement: "More than executing notes or rhythms or melody, a song or a piece of music to me is a field for being--for direct living, feeling, breathing, and expressing in the moment; for sinking deeply, or flying highly into self/Self; or just maintaining our balance--which may reveal a simple beauty or truth. And like life, one rides the waves of grace and the precarious--in this existence, the better we watch and listen, the easier and more potent our flight."

A work exploring the relationship of hand to rock or rocks as Siegel plays her electric guitar with rocks of many different shapes and sizes....employing them to create a situation of "not-knowing" and the presence and unpredictability of Nature, or the "precarious" playing "situation" to explore relationship to Nature/Body/Sound/Self/Music.
hand/rock is Sabrina Siegel's sixth solo album of improvised music.


Lives and works in Eugene, OR USA
Sabrina Siegel was raised in New York and later Santa Monica, California. She received her MFA from the University of Oregon and now resides in Eugene, Oregon. Sabrina's multi-disciplinary work includes Photography, Performance, and Video Installation Arts along with a background in classical voice and flute from childhood. Aside from her solo work, she has performed with Eugene Opera, SIECOX, Onomatopoeia, and other experimental musicians and ensembles. She explores improvised composition exclusively and has created sixteen CDs of improvised music.
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