January 3rd, 2016
Forgiveness is not an act, but a process.
Ben Fingland, bass clarinet & loop pedal
“In this work, the loop pedal records and repeats sounds from both the musician and his instrument, resulting here in an evocative dialogue. Mr. Fingland’s deep breaths and sighs became a backdrop for long, sustained notes, the plaintive clarinet utterances unfolding over what sounded like a chorus of gentle sobs. The klezmer-tinged line increased to what seemed like a frantic plea for forgiveness — a multilayered journey through grief, anger and catharsis.”