Swimming the Reef (For Patrick) Andra McCartney

Beneath the waves, I heard my breathing, heartbeat, pounding surf. The beautiful fish and coral were beyond my ears. This piece transforms their spoken names -tomtate, angelfish, barracuda, fan, brain- to mimic their movements, forms, and colors. Surf recorded at Palmiste, Grenada; All Soul’s Day, 1990.

Source: 2003

  • Year of composition: 1990
  • Duration of the submitted work: 5:49

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