Eluvium + Julianna Barwick

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Julianna Barwick‘s experimental soundscapes are in part informed by her experience growing up in Louisiana and Missouri, singing weekly with her church congregation and school choirs,” explains a press release. Barwick will perform with ambiant musician Eluvium at the Flood Gallery Fine Art Center (109 Roberts St., Asheville, 254-2166) on Saturday, May 15. 8 p.m.

Barwick’s compositions use loops of her own voice to replicate a large choral group. She “starts her songs quietly, usually with a single refrain, and then builds the pieces up until she’s created a complicated, weaving sonic architecture. Her extraordinary range and vocal technique propels the music into a variety of different emotional spaces, from feverish to tranquil.”

Eluvium, who shares the stage, is on touring in support of his latest album Similes. According to press, “Eluvium takes a courageous creative leap with Similes, an 8-song album featuring three key musical elements previously uncharted by Eluvium: percussion, a verse-chorus song structure, and singing.” 

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Alli Marshall is the arts writer and editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs.

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