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A continuing project by Los Angeles-based sound artist Richard Chartier.

Pinkcourtesyphone reaches out and touches someone… in this case an international call with Dutch harpist extraordinaire, Gwyneth Wentink. Wentink weaves her magic on the triple harp, a replica of a harp from around 1600 made of 3 rows of strings instead of the more common single row. The effect is a multi-timbral coalescence of mood, a conversation between layers.

Pinkcourtesyphone thoughtfully folds, manipulates, and merges the gossamer resonances of the strolling fingers of Wentink under and over a hazy sonic shroud of worn romance and phobophobia.

This spiralling composition is created for endless heavy rotation/ background consumption for an anxious and medicated society prone to ambivalence.

pinkcourtesymuse: M.Staudte

dedicated to P. Raben
“what is this ‘me’ ?“ — M.Staudte


11/01/2016- ongoing


Collaboration with Richard Chartier