do not move stones: fragments of sappho

by portia winters

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about

Of the ancient Greek poet and musician Sappho's lyrics, only one complete poem survives- the rest are fragments. For this project I have taken these fragments and created a collection of short, fragmented songs, sound poems, and electroacoustic compositions. Voices, stones, washing machines, traffic, Roland 100M, and de-tuned pianos feature in this musical interpretation of Sappho's work.

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released August 3, 2013

tracks 2, 22, 25 and 26 are with the additional voice of Minna Nygren
tracks 17, 22 and 26 are with the additional voice of Chien-Chun Lin (track 17 solo)
tracks 10 and 20 are with the additional voice of Emmanuel Lorien Spinelli
tracks 4, 5, 7, 11, 16, 21, 24, and 27 are with the voice of Michael Parsons, from our conversation in Postman's Park
all remaining voice, piano, child's harp, Roland 100M, glasses and other sounds are by Portia Winters and the Hotpoint Aquarius WMF 540 washing machine
the translations of Sappho's fragments are by Anne Carson
mixed and produced by Portia Winters and Emmanuel Spinelli

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