7 Accordions (for Pauline Oliveros)

by The New Honey Shade



The Last Sense To Leave Us, A Tribute To Pauline Oliveros (Rural Colours)


Released on Hibernate's sister label, Rural Colours. Working from the 1950s onwards and best known as the creator of Deep Listening, Oliveros primarily utilised electronic, vocal and improvisational media. A composer and musical theorist of considerable scope, intelligence and sensitivity, her life-long aim was to develop new and more profound ways of hearing music.

This project was inspired by Phelan and Cherer’s attendance at one of Pauline’s last public appearances, at St. John Smiths Square in summer 2016, during which she led the audience in a performance of her composition ‘Tuning Meditation’, both feeling it to be a singularly memorable and moving experience.

By drawing upon Oliveros’ principles the thirteen musicians featured on this compilation have fashioned dedicated pieces, using a variety of musical palettes and compositional styles, to reflect both Oliveros’ own wide ranging talent and the influence that her work has had upon their own practice.

The tribute album includes many other talented UK and US artists such as:

1. Alison Cotton: The Last Sense To Leave Us
2. Brona McVittie: You Are My Sister
3. Oliver Cherer and Keiron Phelan: PO4c
4. David Colohan: 321 Divisandero Street
5. Isnaj Dui: The Homebody
6. Thollem Electric: Ballad For Pauline
7. The New Honey Shade: 7 Accordions (for Pauline Oliveros)
8. James Stringer: Drivende
9. Neotropic: O
10. Anne Garner: Brink
11. The Hardy Tree: Signs Of Spring
12. Michael Tanner: After Lear; For Hurdy Gurdy and Bowed Dulcimer




released May 30, 2017
Produced by Keiron Phelan and Oliver Cherer
Mastered by Mark Kuykendall
Artwork by Katie English

:: Rural Colours 080 ::



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The New Honey Shade Tulsa, Oklahoma

Mark Daniel Kuykendall (July 7, 1981) is an Oklahoman artist, musician, and producer. Kuykendall’s work is generally characterized by his production style of melding electronically manipulated field recordings with dusty attic 8mm films. Kuykendall’s hushed vignettes combined with custom tweaked analog synthesizers and occasionally his crisp vocals creates his unmistakable collage of soft tones. ... more

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