Saturday, January 16, 2010

yes is a pleasant country

this morning’s listening comes courtesy of
swiss singer susanne abbuehl.

her disc, “compass” is breathtaking in its ability to take complex text
and place it in a very listenable and yet challenging musical frame.
the music is sparse and economical,
giving susanne’s voice the opportunity to slip in and around,
through and under the assemblage.


go here to see and hear a sample of susanne’s work.

listen here to a work written by ee cummings and sung by susanne:

12 comments:

Dave King said...

I guess you are on a roll just now. I'v e had to do a bit of catching up - and a really gratifying process it was: a string of superb posts. I really admire - and somewhat envy - your photographs. And now poetry of equal merit. Lovely.

steven said...

hello dave - thankyou for that generous comment!!! i wish i could write poetry half as well as you can!!! i'm taking a bit of a break for today - a change of direction to rest the mind and eyes and ears. music. it often fills my house and very occasionally graces these pages. have a lovely day. steven

Eryl Shields said...

I have a bit of catching up to do here, so I will make myself another cup of coffee before coming back to scroll down for a lovely peaceful peruse.

I'd not heard of Susanne before so thanks, she does have a splendid voice, and I love ee cummings!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

The singer reminds me of something or someone I have seen or heard somewhere. Movies? A cabaret?

Kass said...

Thank you so much for Susanne Abbuehal. She's just the sort of singer I like. I will be buying a CD soon. I came here by way of Dave King's blog because of your wonderful response to his Haiti Haiku. I'm so glad I did.

Barry said...

Oh I very much like this, steven. What a smoky sultry voice Susanne has.

And what an excellent comment you received from Dave King.

Rest up and have a wonderful weekend.

Linda Sue said...

This is such a treat- usually I am not keen on going to other people's music choices.Susanne is my cup of tea with a bit of brandy...Lovely voice that just takes all of the bumps out of the road. I trust her singing- wrapped up, warm, not likely to be bounced off or wrung out on a screaming high note. Thanks you, Steven- great find!

willow said...

Ooo...niiiice.

staceyjwarner said...

wonderful steven...

i've been so enjoying your comments.

much love

staceyjwarner said...

wonderful steven...

i've been so enjoying your comments.

much love

Patty Mooney said...

This is a wonderful Sunday afternoon interlude.... (prior to watching the Chargers :) )....
I only wish that we could see Susanne singing this.....

Angelo azzurro said...

What a wonderful voice!