Sono Luminus announces the September 27, 2019 worldwide release of Heroine, the first album on the label from Pauline Kim Harris, aka PK or Pauline Kim, a Grammy-nominated violinist and composer. Heroine is a melding of ambient and classical, and features two new works for violin and electronics – Ambient Chaconne, a reimagining of J.S. Bach’s Chaconne from the Partita in D minor; and Deo, a reimagining of Johannes Ockeghem’s Deo Gratias – both co-composed by Harris and Spencer Topel.
Preview and pre-order the album at www.sonoluminus.com.
Harris will be performing music from the album throughout 2019 and 2020, including at The Drawing Center in New York, NY (September 14) and at the Norman Bird Sanctuary in conjunction with her Mabel Residency at the Newport Art Museum in Newport, RI (September 29). In addition, she will host an album release listening event at the DiMenna Center in New York, NY on September 28. For details, visit www.paulinekimharris.com.
The title of the album reflects Pauline Kim Harris’s very personal dedication of the work to those taking care of loved ones who are suffering. She says, “In the process of making this album, it feels as if a lifetime has passed. Much has happened, not to mention how destabilized the world we live in has become – chaos, distrust and brokenness. We have lost many loved ones. Not all related to the state of the world, but due to other very real and personal battles such as depression, addiction and mental illness. Yet, so many continue to hang on in a constant state of pain. I began to think about what it must feel like: the unimaginable task of caring for loved ones going through and living in this state. There are people – angels – though, that make the sacrifice of dedicating their lives to caring for them, keeping our loved ones around if even for one more day.”
Portrait by Matt Dine
Album cover art: Abdelkader Benchamma, "Representation of Dark Matter"
Pauline Kim Harris | Sono Luminus | DSL-92235
Release Date: September 27, 2019
Total time: 71:43
[1-4] Ambient Chaconne [42:11]
A reimagining of the Chaconne from the Partita in D minor (BWV 1004) by J.S. Bach. Composed by Pauline Kim Harris and Spencer Topel.
[5-7] Deo [29:32]
A reimagining of Deo Gratias (ca. 1497) by Johannes Ockeghem. Composed by Pauline Kim Harris and Spencer Topel.