Enter Houses Of
“a delicate, introspective flute duet of Claire Chase and Eric Lamb: sweetness and aggression playing a chess game with equal power and skill.”
—New Music Box
Chase and Mario Diaz de Leon have enjoyed a decade-long collaborative relationship, and much of the composer’s flute music has been written for Chase, including several of the works featured on this recording, Diaz de Leon’s first major retrospective. His work focuses on acoustic/electronic hybrids that often fuse the two elements into unified meta-instruments. Often structured as walls and gestures of shimmering sound, his work is influenced by contemporary composers Scelsi, Ligeti, Dumitrescu and Radulescu as well as a wide range of electronic music, free improvisation, underground metal and American noise bands like Metalux and Sejayno. Hypnotic and ritualistic, the music relates to altered consciousness and the movement between vision states.