the sky in our hands, our hands in the sky

the sky in our hands, our hands in the sky

Leilehua Lanzilotti
Leilehua Lanzilotti
So Percussion
Catalog Number: 
new music
Release Date: 
Jun 5, 2024
Digital Only
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2022 Pulitzer Finalist Leilehua Lanzilotti releases debut composer / sound artist album on Innova Recordings featuring Sō Percussion and Longleash.

In conjunction with the nationally touring exhibition Lanzilotti co-curated, Toshiko Takaezu: Worlds Within, Lanzilotti produced this album of chamber and experimental sound art works that explore the resonance of Takaezu’s bronze bells and the playfulness of her ceramic rattles. Lanzilotti writes, “Growing up at The Contemporary Museum in Honolulu, I remember Toshiko Takaezu’s ceramic works being the same size as I was—the greeting presence of one of her mahina, or moons, as you entered the museum.”

Longleash, bring for Toshiko to life with delicate timbres and expressive shaping of resonance. Sō Percussion breathes life to sending messages in their depth of listening. Through their long history of playing chamber music together as a group, there is a magical, spinning quality to the sound. In the resonance of the sky in our hands, our hands in the sky, we get the feeling of being inside Takaezu’s multisensory landscapes.