Pole, Steam, Tree, Glass
for violin & electronics
written for Miranda Cuckson in residence at Hunter College, Fall 2016
Pole, Steam, Tree, Glass is the first in a series of pieces exploring the differences in our interpretation of meaning, expression, and genuineness in acoustic and electronic sounds. Here are a few related questions: Do sounds from a speaker flatten or expand space? Are electronic sounds expressive in the same way as sounds made by a person on stage? When a recording is played back, is it a statement or a re- statement? What characteristics make a sound feel real or artificial, and is there something between?