HERE002 - Miho Hatori & Dave Harrington - Mondialité
Commend Here is the materialization of moments. It celebrates and circulates the magic that manifests within our walls and on our floors. Since opening our doors, we have hosted a myriad performances, all of which have been spontaneous, unique and responsive. We've captured many of these moments through audio, static and moving imagery. Now we seek to share some of that documentation with our community through a limited run of cassettes with live recorded and supporting material to represent these unique happenings. Each cassette will feature hand-written details of the event from which is sprang and will be available exclusively from Commend.
The second Commend Here edition captures Miho Hatori and Dave Harrington’s collaboration at Commend on December 1, 2017. Called Mondialité, this improv performance is part of Hatori’s ongoing elaboration on philosopher Edouard Glissant’s theory of “globality,” an alternate form of global connection. The December 1 performance of Mondialité lends outernational sonics to theory, a driving downtempo set worked out through Hatori’s production and entrancing vocals, and draped with Harrington’s dreamy guitar work. From the anticipatory chatter in the room a stomping percussion-line drives the piece in a dynamic exploration of sound and speech, Hatori’s voice calling out from an earthly landscape brimming with chirps, warbles and other signs of life. The story ends with a whistle of noise, as if the entire piece is blown away with a strong wind. Edition of 35 hand-numbered cassettes.