contours I & II (2013/14)

fixed media

- per­formed by Dis­tract­fold Ensem­ble at RNCM New Music North West 16 fes­ti­val, Man­ches­ter, UK (2016)
- part I per­formed by Dis­tract­fold Ensem­ble at DF26, Man­ches­ter, UK (2015)

A sug­ges­tion of forces through their shad­ows; out­lines pro­ject­ing sev­er­al pos­si­ble mass­es, move­ments, actions, ten­sions, things.

Cre­at­ed in the stu­dio by per­form­ing and explor­ing var­i­ous instrumental-recording setups (cel­lo / cym­bal / bass drum with sev­er­al mics reamped through amps direct­ed at snare drums in turn record­ed with close and dis­tant mics), then lay­ing out mate­r­i­al on a con­sole and per­form­ing mix­es record­ed as stems; final­ly work­ing through sev­er­al stages of con­tour­ing, etch­ing, tracing.