"This collaboration between cutting-edge trombonist Monique Buzzarté and classically trained vocalist Kristin Norderval is as elegant as it is boundary-pushing. Laptop wizardry transforms Buzzarté's horn into a fragmented death knell and twists Norderval's voice into a Diamanda Galas-like tortured echo, but the acoustic in-between spaces play like shapely minimalist chamber work..."
Phillip Buchan, Splendid Magazine 12/6/2005 review of Holding Patterns (Deep Listening 30)

"Each selection displays a unique ethereal quality and textural complexity....Buzzarté's improvisations throughout the recording showcase not only her creativity but her incredible pitch and dynamic ranges and her extensive palette of tonal colors. The same is true for Norderval's vocal improvisations, highlighted by soaring vowels, interesting explosive consonants, and, in Flags, a powerful dramatic interpretation."
Brian French, International Trombone Association Journal Volume 32, Number 2 (April 2006) review of Holding Patterns (Deep Listening 30)

"...Zanana exemplifies the relationship two human beings can have with the aural environment."
Hsiao-Lan Wang, International Alliance for Women in Music Journal Volume 12, No. 1 (2006) review ofÊ Holding Patterns (Deep Listening 30)

"This versatile collection of improvised performances is a brilliant beginning for Zanana, and a highly recommended listening experience."
from "Brilliant Improv Début" review of Holding Patterns (Deep Listening 30) by D. Raylene Campbell in MusicWorks (#93, Fall 2005)

"But the second half of the concert was dominated by [Zanana's] Kristin Norderval and Monique Buzzarté, extraordinary musicians who performed their own works...for voice, trombone and live processing. These two artists have been on the cutting edge of concert art music for some years but continue to amaze and hold their audience with the breadth of their vision and the incredible strength of their musicianship."
from "Of Madwomen, Madonnas, and Memories: Feminist Theory and Music 7: Crossing Cultures-Crossing Disciplines" by Carol Matthews in the Gender Research in Music Education International Newsletter, Volume 12, Number 2 (December, 2003.)


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