Esmovoir is named after the French word meaning “to cause action due to emotion.” Each of the four pieces is inspired by recent trials of friends and acquaintances close to participants of the creators. Less of a catharsis than a smoldering endurance, with tensions bubbling just under the surface until the music reaches its melodic apex. The relief is short-lived, though, as the dissonance makes its presence known and returns the listener to a state of greater instability.
Stephen J. Gladney contributes saxophone and Sara Toga contributes percussion.
released May 1, 2016
Stephen J Gladney: saxophone
Sara Toga: percussion