Knees

by Sarah Hennies

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    releases August 4, 2017

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Previously unreleased music composed in 2012 and remixed in 2017, originally intended to be the opening of a never-completed larger work and published now in honor of Bandcamp's support of transgender rights and the Transgender Law Center on Friday, August 4, 2017.

"Knees" takes its name from the strange stalagmite-like formations that grow up through the ground from the roots of cypress trees in swamps. I encountered this phenomenon in the Congaree National Park near Columbia, SC where my friend and collaborator Greg Stuart lives. The purpose of cypress knees is unknown. The music was made using two empty beer kegs and a vibraphone with no digital processing or manipulation, these musical elements are perhaps analogous to the trees and their knees (or perhaps not).

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releases August 4, 2017

Composed, performed, and recorded by Sarah Hennies
Cover photo by Greg Stuart

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Sarah Hennies Ithaca, New York

Sarah Hennies (b. 1979, Louisville, KY) is a percussionist and composer in Ithaca, NY.

Her work is primarily concerned with an immersive, psychoacoustic presentation of sound brought about by an often grueling, endurance-based performance practice that Nathan Thomas of Fluid Radio described as "a highly sophisticated and refined performance technique...that starts and ends with listening."
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