A requiem to unlock and release feelings

Oregon-based musician Liz Harris released her latest album under a new name, Nivhek.
Oregon-based musician Liz Harris released her latest album under a new name, Nivhek.PHOTOS: YELLOW ELECTRIC

First things first: What is minimalism? Does it mean stripped to the bare essentials? Or does it mean a series of regulated repetitions? Everybody has an opinion about it, but few completely understand or intuit it.

Liz Harris, the Oregon-based musician who often goes by her moniker Grouper, surely counts among those who do.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 04, 2019, with the headline 'A requiem to unlock and release feelings'. Print Edition | Subscribe