The Quarantine Trilogy: 3rd Wave Constance Hauman, Ross Pederson

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Album-Release:
2020

HRA-Release:
30.10.2020

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  • 1The Quarantine Trilogy "3rd Wave": I. Solar Eclipse Symphony13:49
  • 2The Quarantine Trilogy "3rd Wave": II. The Last Century13:03
  • 3The Quarantine Trilogy "3rd Wave": III. Solemn Feels Good Right Now12:53
  • Total Runtime39:45

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A little background: A world renowned classical singer, Hauman has over 2000 international performances to her credit, portraying over 70 different roles. Shifting gears in the late 2010s, her 2015 album Falling into Now showcased the pop side of her artistry amidst of blend of pop, jazz, orchestral and alternative blue-eyed soul vibes – a style she built upon on her 2019 album High Tides. She also served in numerous capacities for the indie rock-funk band Miss Velvet and The Blue Wolf. Launching an exciting new phase of her career with The Quarantine Trilogy, the 3rd wave, like the 1rst and 2nd wave Quarantine albums, they are a series of improvisations that originated with her on piano and her drummer and longtime collaborator Ross Pederson on midi drums and synth.

The Quarantine Triology is a recording of instrumental works written and performed by Constance Hauman during the Covid-19 pandemic in New York. The recording includes four tracks, three of which were written in March 2020 prior to the lockdown. The recording marks Hauman’s first foray as a solo pianist and her first release of purely instrumental music. The recording features Hauman (piano), with contributions from the celebrated jazz virtuosi, Ross Pederson (percussion, synthesizers) and Julia Adamy (bass).

One of the most versatile performing artists on today’s contemporary music scene, Hauman’s rich imagination continually leads her to new realms of self-expression and artistic creation. In The Quarantine Trilogy she articulates her personal experience of the most disruptive, isolating, yet communally shared event of our time.

Following two highly acclaimed solo vocal albums, created with co-producer Ross Pederson, singer/songwriter Constance Hauman leaves the vocals behind on The Quarantine Trilogy and channels her voice into the piano. The tracks Panacea, Total Lockdown and Apollo are real-time improvisations between Hauman and Pederson. They were recorded at Isotopia Studios on the eve of New York City’s lockdown resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic. As social distancing regulations interrupted their recording sessions, they decided to leave the three tracks in their improvised states with the exception of Apollo for which Pederson and Julia Adamy remotely added drums and bass.

Spirit is an improvisation created by Hauman and Pederson on 13th January 2017, three days after Barak Obama’s Farewell Address. What began as an improvisation between strings and piano, became a moving tribute to President Obama’s legacy. Pederson asked Hauman if she wanted to add vocals or lyrics. Looking out the window at the full moon, Hauman said ‘There is only one voice I want to hear right now.’ They took phrases from Obama’s speech and added them to the track. Since Spirit‘s release on Soundcloud in 2017, the track has received over 85,000 streams internationally. Hauman comments on the inclusion of Spirit on this recording, ‘Given the uncanny and unsettling timing of this catastrophic pandemic and with the virulent and divisive political climate of this election year, it seemed fitting to add Spirit to The Quarantine Trilogy‘.

Constance Hauman, piano
Ross Pederson, percussion, synthesizers
Julia Adamy, bass

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