disc two track six - 5:37
This piece is an excerpt from a longer
live performance by the composer on piano, using two digital delays.
I tried to write about the sentiment of the piece, though mostly
the delay affected me, as the drama of the peice and technique.
The photograph reminds me of it, especially since this is about
pollution in the Great Lakes, about disposability as the means
Piano keys are gently hit... one at a
time... then frills of them, delayed.
The piano volley is pulled up and down, bouncing in the caverns
of the head... but comforting, circular, and soft like snow.
Momentum is gained by the quickness of volleys. The harder, the
stronger, the faster - the more delay and light reflection. But
the music is dramatic, angsty and extreme... or sometimes light
too fast. Like an old movie soundtrack... with the most modern
equipment. Filtered. Splashed. And vibrant. Stairs of sound
fly around and bounce off invisible walls in deep darkness...
faint light like, like an echo. The delay is only an echo, a
ghost and mere reflection. A ghost and mere reflection.
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