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Palimpsest I (2021)

SONIC SEDIMENTS OF THE PAST

2 Choirs. 8 Channels. Traditional choral music reimagined.

A palimpsest is a script or parchment where writing has been erased to make room for new text. A new idea supplants an old, but sediments of the past seep in. Working with a choir of eight singers, in multiple recording sessions, this piece acts as sonic palimpsest - reworking Renaissance choral music through multiple iterations to create an eight speaker installation. The work speaks to notions of inheritance, ownership and indebtedness in music, culture and the arts, as it weaves historical motifs through the de-construction and re-composition of traditional choral pieces.

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Experience Online: www.palimpsest.one

AN INTERACTIVE PLATFORM TO NAVIGATE A VIRTUAL INSTALLATION

This virtual installation allows you to navigate the eight channels that comprise the piece. Use your mouse to explore all eight channels of the work by moving the cursor around the screen. Each of the eight lines in the circle represents one channel. The closer or further your cursor is to a channel, the louder or quieter that channel will be.