Axial Grafts

Forever Ephemera

https://soundcloud.com/forever-ephemera

A remix of two lovely solo piano pieces by Nils Frahm ("Do" and "Re" off of his album "Screws"), composed for the Disquiet Junto project.

I see (and hear) the Frahm pieces as engaged in lovely, fascinating conflict; there was a friction present in my listening experience between serenity and tension, safety and unease, joy and bitter sorrow. By taking select moments in both tracks that specifically represented sites of such emotional conflict for me, manipulating them to further their mixed messages and tonal conflict, and finally grafting them into one composed (yet vaguely coherent) piece, I hoped to represent my initial impressions as a listener while still presenting something new.