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Farhadian, Thea / Tectonic Shifts
Album:Tectonic Shifts Collection:General
Artist:Farhadian, Thea Added:Nov 2017
Label:Creative Sources Recordings 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2017-11-12 Pull Date:2018-01-14 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:Jan 14Dec 17Dec 10Dec 3

 Recent Airplay
1.Sep 02, 2021:Waste FM (rebroadcast from Nov 28, 2017)
Integer Study
4.Dec 09, 2017:Music Casserole
Integer Study
2.Jan 08, 2018:Sound Landscapes
Thin Silver Line
5.Nov 28, 2017:Waste FM
Integer Study
3.Dec 11, 2017:Everything A to Z week 114
Ice Wave

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2017-11-09 

Violinist / composer Thea Farhadian was born in Oakland, got her MFA from Mills College, and appeared on Day of Noise in 2012. Here she mixes violin, electronics, and sound-processing software. The pieces interestingly “blend improvisation and composition”

1 * Very slow. Peaceful. Short violin motif; electronics reply. Repeat; develop. (2:39)
2 Very slow. Tense. Bits of melody, both arco & pizzicato. Electronic beeps & blips. (2:30)
3 VERY slow. Eerie. Like incidental music in a scary movie. Multiple violin lines. (5:56)
4 Mid-slow. Strange. Sounds like tuning up and down an old radio dial. Interesting. (2:10)
5 Mid-tempo. Sci-fi. More radio tuning. Scraping & shuffling. (1:48)
6 * Very slow. Ominous but calm. Scary music & sounds in Antarctica perhaps. (4:39)
7 Very slow. Mostly quiet, but punctuated with louder bursts. Screechy. Disturbing. (1:27)
8 * Very slow. Relatively melodic. Arco violin with blurps & blasts of other sounds. (2:58)
9 Very slow. Hesitant. Dreary. Violin tries to start something, but never succeeds. (3:42)
10 * Very slow. Violin notes (arco & pizz) emerge from squeaky, squishy noises. (2:27)
11 ** Very slow. Melancholy. Almost solo violin (arco & pizz)—less noise. (3:04)
12 * Slow. Overlapping violin & electronic voices. Almost orchestral. Quite nice. (4:07)

Track Listing
1.Thin Silver Line 7.Transfer
2.Light Edge 8.Decay
3.Time Shift 9.Quantum Shift
4.Splinter 10.Vertical
5.Particle Party 11.Integer Study
6.Ice Wave 12.Silver Plate