Le String Noise out on April 17 13 April 2020

The second release from L.E.S. Douze, a series of 12 live recordings made during Louis Michot’s residency at The Stone on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in 2016, Le String Noise is a collaboration between violinists Pauline Kim and Conrad Harris of String Noise, cello player/vocalist Leyla McCalla, and fiddler/vocalist Michot.

This line-up melded the sounds of downtown NYC’s avant garde with the folk traditions of Louisiana and Haiti, addressing a wildly eclectic repertoire that mixed String Noise’s minimalist compositions with McCalla’s Haitian Creole tunes and Louis’ traditional Cajun fiddle numbers.