The Quickening is an improvised work guided by emotional intuition and an
ability to spin collective experience into music of potent and boundless beauty.
Jim White and Marisa Anderson instrumental voices' are unmistakable and
spellbindingly lyrical. Anderson unravels global guitar traditions into atmospheres
all their own through improvisations and transforming melodic lines. While White
implements an array of sticks, brushes, and techniques that imbue each rhythmic
percussion passage with its own distinct personality. Together their melodic
flourishes cascade and twist upon one another, at times trading conversational
exchanges, and at others drifting in unison as if lost in the same train of thought.