Temporary Requiem

by MJ Guider

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1.
Kyrie: The Stained Glass Windows in Their Original Order
2.
Gloria: Small Dance of Gratitude
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Sanctus: A Falling Dance
5.
Benedictus: Tribute to Leviathan, Her Ancestors, and Her Progeny
6.
Agnus Dei: Large Dance Acknowledging the Ephemerality of All Things

about

Temporary Requiem is a mass for dance - the music score to “Known Mass. No. 3: St. Maurice.” A collaboration with dance maker and choreographer Ann Glaviano (a deep, dear friend since our time together in plaid kilts at a catholic high school for girls in New Orleans), it utilizes heavily dissected and altered passages of the traditional Latin requiem mass as the accompanying text across 6 movements. As the mission of “St. Maurice” is to build and break down a lost church over the span of the performance, the music serves to help transport "the congregation" to this dreamworld.

Initially written and recorded over two weeks in 2018, Temporary Requiem is a proto-Sour Cherry Bell (Kranky 2020), serving as an experimental space and springboard for ideas for that LP. Temporary Requiem completes a trinity with SCB and equally-of-the-era Matanzas.



Inspired by and dedicated to all the choirs past that taught me to appreciate the power of a quantity of voices.



About "Known Mass No. 3: St Maurice" - conceived/directed/produced by Ann Glaviano, "St. Maurice" is a work of devised dance theater that has been staged 8 times to date. More information about those performances is here: knownmass.com/performances/known-mass-no-3-st-maurice-2019-production/ and here: knownmass.com/performances/known-mass-no-3-st-maurice/

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releases June 18, 2021

tracks 1 + 6 written / produced 2018 + 2019
tracks 2 - 4 written / produced 2018
track 5 improvised and recorded live 2019
+ design by Melissa Guion

mastered by James Plotkin

risograph printing by Constance

modemain 2021 / MODEM-02

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