Peter V. Swendsen


four moments near water (2012)

for cello, tape, and live electronics (for Dylan Messina)



four moments near water
is based on field recordings from four locations in Norway and Prague. I find my own time near water to be contemplative and intriguing. In some remote environments (such as Rondane National Park in Norway), water is one of the few producers of sound; in more urban environments (such as Prague), water is often a place to gather for respite and reflection. This piece provides an opportunity for both the performer and the audience to spend a short time in four locations, each with passing references to other local sounds and music.

[live performance with Dylan Messina, 10 May 2012; studio recording on Allusions...;performance materials available upon request]

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