A Long String of Nows
As Jeormie and Ben created their murals that visually referenced, respectively, 1950s picture book and 1970s comic book aesthetics, I decided to sonically reference the kind of 16mm educational films we grew up with in the 1970s. Researching this ephemera on archive.org, I became enthralled with The Meaning of Time in Science, from which I sampled a few narrative moments as inspiration for A Long String of Nows, a new piece featuring chromatic dulcimer, overtone flute, and electric gourd that I would compose and record while Jeormie and Ben painted.
Along with the 20+ minute A Long String of Nows, I also reworked another unreleased piece together for the show as "Imbued with the Power," and I programmed these two together with a variety of existing recordings mostly from my ARNA residency and my scores for The Court of King Skebal and Counting for Thunder. The result: an hour long soundscape looping in the room during the exhibit.