The Memory of Water
solo viola and electronics (2018-)
The Memory of Water is an ongoing collaborative project between myself and violist/poet Martine Thomas, featuring solo viola and live electronics. Inspired by the original texts written by Martine, this work explores the intersection between live composition, improvisation, and poetry. From a series of in-depth exploratory sessions, Martine and I were able to discover a collection of sounds related to the narrative within her text which forms the basis of our sonic environment. In performance, through a combination of live composition and guided improvisation, we are able to deeply explore each sound and bring this environment off the page.
More to come soon!
The Memory of Water was partially premiered by Martine Thomas during the Ensemble Evolution ARCade at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity July 2019.