OCEANS OF NOTHING IV (2010)
COMMISSIONED BY: MACHINE PROJECT
PREMIERE: 2010-08-28 (LOS ANGELES, CA)
Variable duration. May be combined with Oceans of nothing I, Oceans of nothing II, and Oceans of nothing III.
There is a waking sleep that enters into forgetting, where memory itself becomes a memory. We recall the experience of a sound and its echoes, but we no longer hear them in our imagination. When we try and remember, when we summon these sonic shards forth from the recesses of our mind, they are pulled back from the brink of epiphany by the rushing ebb of time... back into the silence of unknowing. We catch glimpses of them, though. Just ahead or just behind our gaze. Above or below our consciousness. They are the pebbles hiding in the sand at the edge of the tide. In the rolling quiet, we eagerly await their return.