Precession of a Day: The World of Mary Nohl
Deluxe Limited Edition Double-LP with hardcover booklet. A song cycle about the legendary Milwaukee artist, Mary Nohl. Double LP comes in a hard cover book featuring lyrics, images of Nohl’s art work, and an essay by Polly Morris (executive director of the Lynden Sculpture Garden and administer of the Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowship Program).
“Like Nohl, Allschwang is no respecter of boundaries in life or in art, mixing visual and literary worlds, time-based media and the still image. Like Nohl, who fully inhabited the space where the water meets the land, Allschwang navigates a myriad of musical worlds, borrowing, collaging, responding. She cites Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony, and the pastoral more generally, as an influence; she references Filipino and American folk music; she remakes the B-52s song “Roam.” For Precession of a Day, Allschwang presses her small band of musicians and backup singers to create sounds and textures that are liquid, ethereal, and earthy. Like Nohl, Allschwang is a connoisseur of transformation, of the generative cycle. As a result, Precession of a Day shimmers, like the surface of the lake just beyond Nohl’s yard.” -Polly Morris
A song cycle about the legendary Milwaukee artist, Mary Nohl. Double LP comes in a hard cover book featuring lyrics, images of Nohl’s art work, and an essay by Polly Morris (executive director of the Lynden Sculpture Garden and administer of the Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowship Program).
Deluxe Limited Edition of 250. Double-LP with 8-page hardcover booklet featuring lyrics, artwork by Mary Nohl, and essay by Polly Morris. Black 140-gram vinyl.
Performed by Marielle Allschwang & The Visitations, with additional vocals by Caley Conway and Erin Wolf.
Recorded at the Chair Company in Milwaukee, WI by Lawton G. Hall. Mixed by Lawton G. Hall. Mastered by Carl Saff.
Designed by Shawn Stephany.
Cover Photo by Kelly Bolter, Mary Nohl Art Environment site in Fox Point, WI. The site is part of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center Collection, gift of the Kohler Foundation, Inc.
Published by Bitter Sea LLC. (c) Bitter Sea Productions.
This song cycle is an extension of a project produced by David Ravel, and commissioned by the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Milwaukee Film, Wisconsin Union Theatre, University of Wisconsin Madison, and The Cedar Cultural Center. Additional funding from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund.