Powerlines in Antarctica is an ambient piece inspired by soundscape artists such as Brian Eno, Nurse with wound and Prurient. The piece is made up from everyday sounds ranging from keys and doorbells to vacuum cleaner sounds and distant ambulance sirens. The intention was to create a piece of music separate from any discernible rhythm, harmony and clear linear structure and instead placing the piece within a more three-dimensional space. The title stems from the culmination of the disparately chilling sounds; portraying a journey through an icy wasteland with an eerie but vaguely familiar drone that seems omnipresent in the modern world. As Powerlines in Antarctica is currently being re-worked into a much longer and encompassing sound sculpture as a part of larger suite of different pieces, this version acts as a kind of prototype of what is to come.
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Reflections is trying to create a misterioso effect, first by the long notes of the clarinet’s melody at the beginning, later on by the harmony that all the instruments create together, and finally, by the free canon between the cello and the clarinet. I hope you will feel connected to this piece and take the […]
This piece was conceived from my growing interest in allowing the idea of “negative space” into my music. It is written for live electric guitar and backing track. MINUS acts as a dialogue (or argument perhaps) between the live performer and the pre-recorded material and also confronts the notion of which one we hear as […]
The intension of this piece was to capture the spirit of taking time out, getting away from life’s pressures and just being in the moment for those few precious opportunities of stillness and sanctuary. Sporadic changes in time signature has the potential to disrupt this tranquillity and provide a sense of anticipation and hope that […]