Today I graduated. I figured this would be a great time to officially introduce my dissertation! Quiet Sounds originally drew its inspiration from what the title suggests, the quiet sounds of five string instruments (2 vln, vla, vc, db). These sounds take on a different character as they are amplified to "normal" volume, providing an exciting palate of new sounds. However, the entire piece is not derived from these noises, but the last two-thirds explore in a post-minimal language what was hidden in them, the music behind the noise.
Meant to be performed with dance, this 27' work explores all areas of emotion and delivery. Hopefully these excerpts will provide an idea of the scope of the piece.
Listen to excerpts here:
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