Debut Album: Hands and Lips of Wind

"Hands and Lips of Wind is a radiant combination of text, music and performance, brilliantly realized and masterfully recorded." - Paul Muller, Sequenza 21

"It is music seemingly in the twilight of tonality but it is utterly seductive, with the cerebral clarity and the stunning instinctiveness with which both musicians approach the five gems in this repertoire." - Raul da Gama, The WholeNote

"Hands and Lips of Wind is a beautiful record.  The singing and playing, are sensitive, precise and, more importantly, inspired.  It is rife with poetry, in the best senses of the word, from the texts themselves to the composers’ settings of those texts, to the interpretations of Ms. Barnes’ voice and Ms. Bewerse’s gorgeous cello lines." - Elliott Goldkind, New Classic LA

"Astounding, and chilling. Here’s a chance to visit musicians at the top of their craft, playing what they love." - Mariss McTucker, State of the Arts

With their debut CD, Hands and Lips of Wind, Diagenesis Duo combines abstract textures and extended techniques to create an intertwining performance and intimate timbral experience.

Hands and Lips of Wind features works commissioned from the duo’s close collaborators, including the album’s title track, Hands and Lips of Wind, by Mischa Salkind-Pearl, con mortuis in lingua mortua by Stephen Lewis, and an arrangement of Travels by Adam Scott Neal. Also on the album are Harrison Birtwistle's exquisite miniatures, Nine Settings of Lorine Niedecker.

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The album was funded by the University of California San Diego Recording Grants Program and was recorded at the Conrad Prebys Music Center’s recording studios.

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