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    The typewriter lettering is inspired by the 'scores' for the music - Catherine's selected and typed excerpts from the Seamus Heaney translation of Beowulf. Album text originally typewritten by Catherine.

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death 03:59
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so. the 04:01
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rigged 05:38
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hand-to-hand 06:40
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ice clad 04:53
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shadow 05:03

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Catherine Sikora - tenor and soprano saxophones
Brian Chase - drumset

From the liner notes to untitled: after -

The music on this recording is inspired by Beowulf as translated by Seamus Heaney. In approaching the text for adaptation, Catherine set herself up with a cassette player and an old typewriter, and began to go through the book catching the phrases and passages that leapt forth. These excerpts, once accumulated, constituted the musical scores. Catherine and Brian's intention in working with this text was to treat it not in an academic or analytical manner, but rather in a way that confronts it face-to-face; they were interested in the magic of it and in the personal and collective journey of discovering that magic for themselves as expressed through their music.

- Catherine and Brian collectively in a 3rd person voice,
Ireland and NYC, 2017


"Sikora’s performances are passionate and commanding. If there was any doubt that she ranks among the best of today’s avant-garde jazz players, this disc is a triumphant response.

No matter the pace, her sax is an absolute force. It’s not difficult to imagine more than a few accompanists shying away from an invitation to join her.

Which is precisely why Chase is such a well-suited partner. There is no second fiddle in this duo. He’s with Sikora every step of the way. The interplay is inspiring. Neither leads nor follows." - Kevin Press, baddpress.blog

credits

released July 13, 2018

Recorded on August 21st, 2016
at Strange Weather (Brooklyn, NY)
by Daniel Schlett
Mixed by Marc Urselli
Mastered by Tom Hamilton

All tracks composed by
Catherine Sikora and Brian Chase

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Catherine Sikora and Brian Chase New York, New York

The duo of CATHERINE SIKORA (Eric Mingus, Elliott Sharp) and BRIAN CHASE (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, John Zorn) pairs two distinguished artists of the avant-jazz community. For the duo’s debut album, untitled: after, Catherine and Brian turned to the epic poem Beowulf for inspiration. The classic text’s themes of confrontation and courage were channeled into compositions as a basis for improvisation. ... more

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