erasure.rupture (2016)

fixed media

- select­ed by Dis­tract­fold for the Inter­na­tionales Musikin­sti­tut Darm­stadt ‘his­tor­age’ project (2016) and 
pub­lished on the IMD ‘his­tor­age’ CD
- per­formed at Darm­stadt Inter­na­tion­al Sum­mer Course for New Music, Ger­many (2016
- per­formed at the Hud­der­s­field Con­tem­po­rary Music Fes­ti­val, UK (2016)

This rework­ing of archive record­ings explores the con­cept of the ‘point zéro’/‘blank page’ present dur­ing the ear­ly years of the Darm­stadt Sum­mer Course. Specif­i­cal­ly how the attempt to begin again ‘from noth­ing’, from an era­sure of what has just hap­pened, is under­mined by itself: rather than open­ing to a clear and free new begin­ning this inten­tion puts what comes next under an immense but hid­den pres­sure. The attempts to inscribe new work upon this sup­posed blank page are cap­tured by signs of rup­ture, buck­ling, shad­ows and res­o­nances. This cap­ture is what I explore here: the frac­tur­ing blank page, the pre-existing res­o­nances and lines encir­cling, emerg­ing, and rup­tur­ing from the attempts to make new inscriptions.