In the morning, it was morning

In the morning, it was morning

March, 2015. For Peter Veale.


Forces: Oboe

In the morning, it was morning is derived from a tiny segment of a spectral analysis of the Oboe playing a single pitch (C4). The extremely small selection of pitches, and the subtlety of changes in expression, and often in rhythm, combined with a high rate of dynamic change, yielded a result I hadn’t initially expected; in place of the rushing rapids and continuous destabilisation I had anticipated, the piece has a sense of anxious stillness, as though it might burst the dam at a moment that never comes. Although In the morning, it was morning failed to align with my initial intentions, I found the piece an interesting, albeit accidental, realization of spring-loaded, suspended time.

The date on this piece is a guesstimate.