BODY MATTER 
amplified bassoon [26’]
commissioned by Christopher Watford
4/25/2020 - Chris Watford. The Bowerbird. Philadelphia, PA.
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.