Sarah Pagé to release new album, Voda, in 2023; shares first single ‘Méduses’

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There’s wonderful news from Montreal based experimental harpist Sarah Pagé, who is set to release the follow-up to her 2019 debut album Dose Curves. Entitled Voda, which means water in Russian, the album sprouted from Voda-Eau-Water, a collaborative performance piece by Russian/Ukrainian choreographer Nika Stein exploring themes of mortality and vitality and how it is depicted by human’s relationship to water. As the press release describes, “these conjoined realities are told through symbols drawn from Russian myth and poetry: a peasant woman washing her clothes in a river, an immortal water nymph encountering the concept of death; a dripping wet cave, a spa, a swamp, the abyss. “

Unlike her previous record, where the harp was the core instrument, on the upcoming album Pagé brings to the fore new instruments including bass, cello, violin, koto, electronics, oak branches, water bowls and waterphone.

While a release date hasn’t yet been set, Pagé is already enticing us with the first single, the gripping and enveloping ‘Méduses’. Take a listen now.

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