I’ve composed a new composition “Memory of Wind” for a special compilation commemorating Stephen Vitiello’s The Sound of Red Earth – a work that is currently being installed in three of the large kilns at the Sydney Park Brickworks.
This is what I wrote about the piece:
“Memory of Wind” takes its inspiration from a trip up through northern South Australia a couple of years ago. A lasting memory was the presence of the wind in the form of visible phenomena across the landscape – troughs of earth shifted over time, depressions in the earth made by the low-lying branches and leaves of trees and the slow moving wavefronts across grass fields and vegetation.
The piece was composed using mostly spectral shaping and gating. This approach was also recently used for the piece “Wind Shadow” from the recent EP Projections of Loss.