Recorded 3.27.2014 in Tanna Schulich Hall by Jordan Strum. Montreal, QB
Hands-body-voice-metal-space-ritual. These are the materials of Mani.Gonxha. It is a prayer, naked and exposed, but also intensely intimate and private. Composed for Christian Dierstein (Basel, Ensemble Recherche) during a residency at Schloss Solitude, the title is a reference to Mother Teresa’s birth name, Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu. Further, Gonxhe in Albanian means bud, or the ‘knoblike growth on a plant that develops into a flower’.