ABONECRONEDRONE

   


John:

I'm John Schaefer.Tonight, programme number 131. It's our monthly programme of new releases and we'll be focusing for the first portion of tonight's programme on a single recording - the latest from Sheila Chandra. It's called "ABoneCroneDrone".What's it all about?

Well fortunately, Sheila Chandra is here with me in the Studio to tell us. Sheila, first of all it's always a delight to have you here.

Sheila:

It's lovely to be here.

John:

"ABoneCroneDrone" is the third in a trio, really of a trilogy of albums that you've done -

Sheila:

Yeah

John:

- for the Real World label. Of course there are many CDs and records before that but, these three seem to be of a piece and you know there is, I don't know what it is - I can't put my finger on it but, there seems to be something connecting them, other than the obvious fact that they all centre around your voice.

Sheila:

Well, there are the three that stick to voice and drone and don't use anything else. The thing that I think links the three is, the sense of trying to get to the essence of something. With "ABoneCroneDrone", I'm trying to do that in a very impressionistic way. I think sometimes you can get, you can point better to the truth with peripheral vision, you know, with a kind of impressionism rather than if you point directly to something too delicate it'll just fly away.

So, "ABoneCroneDrone" is trying to give listeners a sense of what goes on in my head, as a creator. "The Zen Kiss" tried to give a sense of what I felt, as a performer and, "Weaving" something of the vulnerability of being a voice and what the power of the voice means, so that those insights into the way that I create are the things that bind them philosophically into a trilogy.