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Tom Schulte, Outsight, January 1, 1995
Sunday, January 1, 1995 Press

Wende Bartley has worked lone and creatively in the electroacoustic field. This Toronto-based composer here presents pieces composed for female voice and tape. Composed from 1985-1993 these four pieces explore the chthonic, mysterious aspects of the female psyche centered on phases of the moon. Mezzo-soprano Fides Krucker features prominently on Ellipsis singing, wailing and summoning the spirits of Selene. Haunting and otherworldly, Bartley’s is a ballet for lite shadowy figures emerging from the mist. Further shrouded in disembodied voices caught on the tape, the sisterhood spins slowly in moonlit ancestral worship. (4.5/5)

… a ballet for lite shadowy figures emerging from the mist.