BODY MATTER [2015]

amplified bassoon [26’]

commissioned by Christopher Watford


video

performance history

4/25/2020 - Chris Watford. The Bowerbird. Philadelphia, PA.

3/2/2018 - Chris WatfordNUMU: Neue & Unentdeckte Musik. Baden, Switzerland.

12/1/2016 - Chris WatfordNot Art Records. Brooklyn Studios for Dance. Brooklyn, NY.

5/9/2016 - Chris WatfordShapeShifter Lab. Brooklyn, NY.

3/18/2016 - Chris WatfordAS220. Providence, RI.

12/18/2015 - Chris WatfordInstitute for Contemporary Art. Boston, MA.

10/25/2015 - Chris WatfordSpectrum. New York, NY.

6/1/2015 - Chris WatfordEquilibrium Concert Series. Davis Square Theater. Somerville, MA.

3/24/2015 - Chris WatfordBoston University. Boston, MA.

program note

BODY MATTER presents a soundworld caught in the middle of a metamorphic shift. The piece treats sound as a substance on its way to becoming an object, but in a form yet to be specified. It is encrusted and caked with earth and dirt; it is an organ whose membrane is gradually ossifying. At times it writhes; in others it obstinately maintains an effortful, concentrated reluctance to move. It is a thing in search of a body; a space in search of containment.