Performed by Hear Now Festival Ensemble, May 14th, 2011
Ghost Almanac is a musical analogue of how memory works, a sonic map of the mental landscape. It reflects both the way thoughts we wish to forget can be maddeningly persistent, and the way thoughts we wish to remember can be eerily insubstantial. These processes are texturally embodied by resonance, reverberation and decay, and motivically embodied by echo, repetition and fragmentation of material. The piece explores chaotic, dense textures (when the mind is overwhelmed) as well as more meditative textures permeated by silence (when the mind is lucid).
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