The debut Pax release from Sabrina Siegel, "Grace/Precarious" is her fifth CD of solo improvised music. An exploration through electric guitar, voice, and cello. It involves precarious situations for art making, such as playing the electric guitar and strings with rocks in her hands. Evoking nature and operations of nature, and the partially uncontrollable: as a medium, a musical ear. An extremely raw, visceral, and unique expression, with a natural sense of time and musical structure, one hears this living experiment/"music" of electric guitar and cello sounds like we’ve never heard before.
"More than executing notes or rhythms or melody, a song or a piece of music to me is a field for being--for direct living, feeling, breathing, and expressing in the moment; for sinking deeply, or flying highly into self/Self; or just maintaining our balance--which may reveal a simple beauty or truth. And like life, one rides the waves of grace and the precarious--in this existence, the better we watch and
listen, the easier and more potent our flight."
Sabrina Siegel was raised in New York and later Santa Monica, California. She received her MFA from the University of Oregon and now resides in Eugene, Oregon. Sabrina's multi-disciplinary work includes Photography, Performance, and Video Installation Arts along with a background in classical voice and flute from childhood. Aside from her solo work, she has performed with Eugene Opera, SIECOX, Onomatopoeia, and other experimental ensembles. She explores improvised composition exclusively and has created fifteen CDs of improvised music.