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Caves (2013)
for Piano and Live Electronics
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Caves present an incredibly interesting space – acoustically, visually, and psychologically. The underground environment is much more affecting than the outdoors, from the smell of the air to the faintest of sounds and even the slightest of sights. They are a rare place in which one can experience a complete lack of certain stimuli while others are amplified. While it’s a strange and beautiful sensation, it’s also a bit unnerving; hearing the endless reflections of sound within the caverns and the inability to see anything with open eyes and are unlike anything encountered in day-to-day life. In Caves, as the performer gets “deeper and deeper” into the piece, he or she becomes more and more aware of and amazed by the surroundings, but not without moments of fear and uncertainty.