Aine O'Dwyer Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
Aine O'Dwyer's attempts to play high and low with drone have led her to such projects as playing organs in a church while the cleaners vacuumed the place. Her new record, Gallarais, sees her scope out yet another unique environmental setting, recorded in the depths of the Brunel tunnel for the sake of focusing in on its acoustics. The record uses both the sounds of the space and those that interweave with it, as incidental sounds from above ground find their way into the sound mass. A fascinating experiment.
Áine O’Dwyer releases two new albums of church organ music, pushing forward from her recent triumphs into thrilling new territory. Locusts is a dense tangle of tones from that gorgeous monster of an instrument, garnished with vocals. The focus here is on aligning the organ with the pulsating structure of electronic music. Locusts is out on Penultimate Press.
Áine O’Dwyer releases two new albums of church organ music, pushing forward from her recent triumphs into thrilling new territory. Gegenschein was recorded in a Limerick friary on a disused organ, and it explores the nature of an abandoned religious space with clusters of rich organ sonorities. Gegenschein is released by Penultimate Press.
Aine O’Dwyer moves from the harp, her prime instrument, to the full-sized organ of a church in Islington. The title refers to the fact that she was only able to use the organ when the church was being cleaned, and this accidental pseudo-audience of cleaners affected both the playing and the recording of O’Dwyer’s pieces. Double LP on MIE.