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SUBSIDENCE [2012-16]

electric, steel-string slide guitar (2 players) [ 30' ]

commissioned for the RMIT University Sonic Arts Collection, 2015

 

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

10/24/2017 -  ELISION Ensemble. Southwestern University. Georgetown, TX.

5/20/2017 -  ELISION Ensemble. Paine Hall. Harvard University. Cambridge, MA.

9/21/2016 -  ELISION Ensemble. RMIT Storey Hall. Melbourne, Australia.

 
 

PROGRAM NOTE

subsidence plumbs a nearly featureless world of soft but charged noise to reveal its subterranean motion. At times static, at times turbulent, the movements and behaviors within this noise embody a geologic heaviness and hugeness. Named after the gradual caving in or sinking of an area of land, subsidence enacts a slow concentration of matter and energy which give way to a protracted, eventually cataclysmic implosion. Press into the earth - all your weight - a gradual subsidence.
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