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Mattrey, Joanna / Gabby Fluke-Mogul: Oracle (Relative Pitch)

Performing on viola, violin and a stroh (a string instrument mechanically amplified by a metal resonator and horn attached to its body) the NY duo of Joanna Mattrey and Gabby Fluke-Mogul present eight dialogs of ominous and prophetic divination, titles including "The Vision", "The Potion" or "The Omen", as they weave and tear at their strings in startling and impressive ways.
 

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Joanna Mattrey-viola, stroh

Gabby Fluke-Mogul-violin


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UPC: 5904224870744

Label: Relative Pitch
Catalog ID: RPR1143
Squidco Product Code: 32660

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2022
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at GSI Studios in Manhatten, New York, by Jason Rostkowski.

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"Joanna Mattrey and Gabby Fluke-Mogul, two of the most radical and revolutionary New York-based improvisers, join forces in the birth of Oracle. Rejoicing in the strange magic of sound, the duo weaves together new worlds while simultaneously destroying the ones that no longer serve them. Oracle is a declaration, a remedy, and a revelation."-Relative Pitch



"The Stroh violin or Stroviol is a type of stringed musical instrument that is mechanically amplified by a metal resonator and horn attached to its body. The name Stroviol refers to a violin, but other instruments have been modified with the amplification device, including the viola, cello, double bass, ukulele, mandolin, and guitar. John Matthias Augustus Stroh, an electrical engineer in London, invented the instrument in 1899."-Wikipedia



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"Joanna Mattrey, violist, sound artist.

Joanna Mattrey is a violist active in both the new music and free improvisation communities who's playing often incorporates textural gestures, preparations, and electronic alterations. She is searching for moments of ceremony and ritual in a modern soundscape.

Mattrey has played with such luminaries as Marc Ribot and the Young Philadelphians, Mary Halvorson, John Zorn, Erik Friedlander, Nick Dunston and others among New York City's Downtown scene.

Her projects are incorporative of many styles which have brought her to various venues including the Whitney Museum, the Rubin Museum, MoMa's PS1, Carnegie Hall, Roulette, Boston's MFA, The Stone, Joe's Pub, LPR, and has played at SxSW, the Newport Jazz Festival, and the NYC Winter Jazz Fest.

Mattrey has commissioned solo pieces from Nick Dunston (Vijay Iyar), Weasel Walter (Lydia Lunch), Lucie Vitkova and more to bring her improvising sensibilities to the new music world."

-Joanna Mattrey Website (https://www.joannamattrey.com/)
12/6/2023

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"Gabby Fluke-Mogul (b. 1991) is an improviser/composer living in New York.

They exist within the threads of improvisation, the jazz continuum, noise, & experimental music.

Their playing has been described as "embodied, visceral, & virtuosic."

Gabby is humbled to have collaborated with Kyle Bruckmann, Nava Dunkelman, Wendy Eisenberg, Fred Frith, Jordan Glenn, Phillip Greenlief, Jacob Felix Heule, Brandon Lopez, Lisa Mezzacappa, Kanoko Nishi-Smith, Pauline Oliveros, & Danishta Rivero, among many other musicians, poets, dancers, & visual artists.

GFM holds a MFA in Music Performance & Literature from Mills College, a BA in Music & Education from Hampshire College, & a Deep Listening certificate from The Center for Deep Listening at Rensselaer."

-"Gabby Fluke-Mogul Website (https://www.flukemogul.com/)
12/6/2023

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Track Listing:



1. The Vision 10:02

2. The Trinity 1:25

3. The Potion 1:08

4. The Switch 3:58

5. The Omen 5:15

6. The Child 9:45

7. The Womb 5:17

8. The Blade 4:05

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Stringed Instruments
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