for two winds, string trio, electronics & video projections
For about a year work took place to transform what was essentially an empty parking lot adjacent to my building into a grocery store and shopping complex. During and after this my home environment completely changed – where I once had an east-facing view of the sky and some train tracks, I now see a grey concrete wall; and my daily sound environment consisted of insistent back-up beeps, motor noises, echoing bangs and occasionally floor-shaking clangs. Sometimes these sounds were maddening, sometimes they receded into a background I hardly notice, and sometimes they were fascinating in their polyrhythmic cacophony. Before the wall blocked my view, I actually derived great pleasure from watching the construction site, as well. For the first few months, it seemed like the brightly colored trucks and cranes simply pushed around dirt: gravel over here, sand over there, excavated dirt here.
In many ways, graveled crumbled strewn is a response to this aural-visual environment. It is also an investigation of apparent causality, flawed logics, and correlations betweens visual and aural stimuli. (2013, rev. 2014)
The score and performance documentation is available via The Experimental Music Yearbook.