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The use of clashing tonalities seeks to represent the pain that is felt when human communication doesn’t sustain intimacy. There are local releases where dissonance becomes consonance, but overall I wanted to explore how a melody and its harmony can be far removed to create a melancholic mood.


I feel
your lips and tears
on my lips
oh you are such a child
pretty soul
oh you can tell how sad
I am for hurting you
there is
no thing that I can do now
to make you love me
the same
as what
you did
before all this
and before all this stuff
went wrong
last year
I owe you an explanation
for all of my behaviors
and strange things I did
I wanted to run
and to be strong for you
but I was strong
only in the walls
I put between us

only in the walls
I put between us


from Magdalena, released May 11, 2018
María Grand, voice and tenor saxophone; Mary Halvorson, electric guitar


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María Grand is a saxophonist, composer, and educator currently based in NYC.

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