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Commissioned by & dedicated to Mahan Esfahani
ISMN : 979-0-2325-3905-8
Distance, Movement, Silence, Perception, Paradox, Continuity
According to Merriam Webster, Distance is a separation in time;
an extent of advance from a beginning , And in mathematics it refers to the degree or amount of separation
between two points, lines, surfaces, or objects.
In this piece, I am exploring the qualities of various dimensions of “ distances”
The piece opens perceptual spaces and plays with the listener's perceptions. It is an observation of how the
sound moves and travels within the concert hall; the distance between the performer on the stage and the
audience and their relationship with the quadraphonic speakers. On another level, it explores the phenomena of
distance in time; ( Harpsichord, old, current) and also distance between people ( geographically, emotionally and
etc.) Our daily life is made of these intertwined distances, which they are constantly in movement and change.
On a personal level,
The electronic comes from a close collaboration, between Mahan Esfahani and the composer. The sounds are
solely harpsichord sounds specially recorded for this piece. In association with various filters and processes, the
material developed further and gained other colors and qualities.
The piece is an observation of these constant movements of the sound and various perceptions of distances. And
ultimately how all these unite and convolute by twining them with each other.
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