When things go missing, we can get lost in the spaces they leave behind …
Button Music blurs the line between poetry and song. It’s an album of linked pieces for voice and violin, where a single word can say as much as a cascade of echoing chords. It’s a manual for everyday magic, a magpie’s almanac. Minimalist songwriting meets rhapsodic improvisation, as acoustic violin and vocals lead you on a flaneur’s pilgrimage through a Brueghelian underworld of lost buttons. Lush string textures and quirky melodies conjure buttons and buttonholes, presence and absence, the things we let go of and the things we can’t live without. This is music from the cabaret where Duchamp plays card tricks while Breton reads your tarot cards.
Music and text: Phoebe Tsang
Release date: Spring 2019, TBA
Label: Off (Belgium)