Tina Davidson: I Hear the Mermaids Singing
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR681     Release Date: 1996-01-01
Marshall Taylor, saxophones; Anthony Orlando, marimba; Don Liuzzi, vibraphone; Kathleen Carroll, viola; Lori Barnet, cello; Carol Brown, flute; Lloyd Shorter, English horn; Charles Holdeman, bassoon; Charles Abramovic, piano; Mendelssohn String Quartet: (Ida Levin, violin; Nicholas Mann, violin; Katherine Murdock, viola; Marcy Rosen, cello)

My music is about self-discovery. I can't imagine that this will ever change. In the last ten years I’ve been looking for a kind of peace that only comes after the fire—a clearness of space, an openness to the world around me. In my works there is a sense of this journey—a movement through continually changing scenery to a new place that I only catch a glimpse of in dreams, and yet know is my birthright. I express it in energy, which is long and deep. My sense is that each ending is a new beginning, and so my music spins on, unfolding. Rhythmic and harmonic impulses continually press to another level, until it seems there is no further to go. It is at this moment that the piece bursts open and is transformed, ending in a sea of iridescent harmonies.

I keep wanting to get at the root of my life, the place which is circular and transforming, not only as a musical form, but as the form I observe around me. As I press through memories and the difficulties of the past and present, I arrive into a new time which is more than beauty or joy; it is that gasp of the breath and the delicious shiver of the moment. I find it and re-find it; I keep writing about it, dreaming it. This is the process; continual renewal in movement, and breath of space.
— Tina Davidson

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