Who Has Seen the Wind?

Pneuma is a quartet of voice with three clarinets – François Houle, James Falzone and Michael Winograd. Their new album on Songlines Recordings flows effortlessly from texted songs to Ayelet’s wordless compositions, where the voice is another wind instrument, the quartet blends turbulent, contemporary electro-acoustic energies with gentler, klezmer-inspired gestures and jazz-infused improvisations, closing on a wistful note with François Houle’s lyrical arrangement of Tom Waits’ “The Last Rose of Summer.”