is a quartet of experienced composer-improvisers who create
spontaneous compositions in real time. Our compositional technique
is applied to the living moment and is dedicated to mining "renewable
sound resources," not repeating or recreating existing
the four of us, an improvised sonic synergy unearths possibilities
unavailable to written compositions by a single mind, and bear
fruits of the unconscious and telepathic collaboration of equals.
Cellist Kye Marshall, bassist Michael Morse and violinist Rebecca
van der Post join with me to weave our separate ideas and concepts
into a rich,vibrant, unique and unrepeatable tapestry of sound.
core of Sonora's approach to sound lies in its conception of repertoire.
Heraclitus said you never step into the same river twice: each
piece by Sonora is a different sound idea, a space of and for
sonic exploration. Instead of working with recomposed notes, Sonora
works with and from sounds directly, communally explored through
can and does "revisit" concepts and sounds, but never
to repeat a previous event, only to ride tangential dimensions
not yet realized in performance. Vital to their enterprise is
the investigation of the extremenes of acoustic and musical possibility
offered by four human beings.
A Sonora evening ranges from shouts and poetry through tender
melodic expression to the most violent precussive uses of the
instruments. Much of Sonora's presentation tends to dynamic extremes,
from near inaudibility to amplified roars. always, the emphasis
is on sonic innovation and creative development.