Rabih Beaini’s label announces another unexpected project.
Water Above Sky Below Now consists of two pieces by the pair performed at New York’s Live Ideas Festival earlier this year. A combination of music and spoken word from Ione, the two pieces feature Oliveros performing on accordion and are split into three parts on record.
Born in 1932, Oliveros is know for her “deep listening” concept, and has collaborated extensively with Ione since the 1980s, creating a number of improvised pieces and operas.
While Morphine has previously been characterised by experimental techno from Madteo and Metasplice, previous years have seen the label release more music from the avant-garde and beyond. This year alone has seen albums from Charles Cohen and Indonesian hardcore duo Senyawa released by the label.
A1. Water Above Sky Below Now part 1
A2. Water Above Sky Below Now part 2
B1. Water Above Sky Below Now part 3