Kristen Gallerneaux – Strung Figures (Shadow World, CD/digital)

Kristen Gallerneaux recently attracted attention with the publication of her book »High Static, Dead Lines.« In this »literary mix tape,« the full-time curator dealt with ghostly sound phenomena. Thematic threads running through »Strung Figures« now are Gallerneaux's interest for the book »String Figures & How to Make Them: A Study of Cat's Cradle in Many Lands« by Caroline Furness Jayne and her own Indigenous ancestry. Musically, the spirit of her current hometown—the techno city Detroit—hovers over the beat-based pieces, but also sees the artist weave field recordings of birdsong and the Teufelsberg listening station into the sound.