Small Holes in the Silence
Following the critical acclaim of Buddhist Rain and Making Baby Float, Norman Meehan and Hannah Griffin team up with saxophonist Hayden Chisholm for the third album of their New Zealand poetry series.
The relaxed serendipitous style Norman and Hannah have perfected over years of close creative collaboration fits Hayden Chisholm like a glove. A musician of remarkably understated confidence and sensitivity, Hayden's dilectably nuanced phrases float effortlessly around the sensitive rapport of Norman and Hannah.
This is music born of dedication to craft and musical integrity. As Bill Manhire points out in his liner notes, it takes great skill to ensure that the original poetry is free to speak when it would be easy to overwhelm it with music. These musicians create a framework in which sound and text enjoy a harmonious artistic partnership.
Produced by Norman Meehan
Recorded by Thomas Voyce
Mixed and mastered by Steve Garden
Design by UnkleFranc
Printing by Studio Q
Released: 16 October 2015