Beauty lies Jon Knowles

Beauty Lies is inspired by Dan Graham’s notion of time phasing, which was also a preoccupation with many 1960’s minimalist artists-such as La Monte Young and Terry Riley. The piece was produced with one rhodes piano sample, one guitar sample and several computer malfunctions that were ampled during the production of Beauty Lies.

I am interested in not only this time phasing technique, but also the
idea of ‘points of intersection’ when one cell of sound intersects with another- but for only a short duration of time. This idea of ‘points of intersection’ can be traced back to the minimalists, but in all my work, I experience these situations everywhere-mostly on street corners when one person greets another etc. The time spent only last a short moment- but it is a vital interaction between people.

  • Year of composition: 2001
  • Duration of the submitted work: 7:57

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