Return to 0. An extension of the voice. Breath into metal. Sweat onto metal. Metal striking metal. Hot, heavy air. Humidity and smoke. Feedback through fog. The earth and the wires buzz with essential energy. A conversation between matter. The place speaks.

Youth and Beauty was made in the hottest months of 2023 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Throughout the EP, flute is played every which way – in concert both sonically and physically with guitars and electronics.

music and art by Melissa Guion / mastered by James Plotkin / risograph printing by Constance

this work is made possible in part by the support of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation