Woody sullender - smells like teen spirit / polly
The pairing explores the intersections of English and American folk music, through a lens of contemporary musical approaches such as minimalism and spectralism. The result is a unique music invoking centuries of
folk and art practices, but rooted in the present moment.
"This is a refreshing take on the combination of folk and experimental musical modes and definitely deserves wider attention." -Charles Franklin, Foxy Digitalis
"...the results of this duo are so phenomenally playful and full of depth and simple joy that it's hard not to love what they are doing. This is a refreshing take on the combination of folk and experimental musical modes and definitely deserves wider attention. 10/10" Charles Franklin, Foxy Digitalis
"When We Get to Meeting is an incomparable set, and however one chooses to classify the music of Sullender and Cater, it’s absolutely gorgeous and unique." -Clifford Allen
"Its one of those things which you have no idea what to make of, but you feel instinctively its great and perhaps therefore all the more a great record."-Frans de Waard, Vital Weekly (NL)
Whispering Spectres was supported in part by The Experimental Television Center's Finishing Funds program which is supported by the Electronic Media and Film Program at the New York State Council on the Arts
"Extremely interesting... what remains is quite remarkable."
-Byron Coley, Wire Magazine
Seamus Cater & Viljam Nybacka use folk music and improvised structures to create a fascinating minimalist and immersive sound that is both captivating and beautiful.
As opposed to utilizing boxed speakers or Baroque-era instruments, in recent performances my music emanates from modular cardboard furniture and walls (outfitted with transducers). This provides for a doubling of the core idea that the arrangement of objects affects reception, whether that is social or acoustic. This also allows for direct tactile experience of musical content, emphasizing the body in one’s role as listener.