Both Five and Elizabeth are found on the Equal Form CD. These pieces are part of an ongoing series in which I randomly juxtapose discrete sections of equal duration in time… a sort of equal form. Each section is drone-like or homogeneous in timbre or rhythmic content, and is abruptly interrupted by the next. Paradoxically, it is within this seemingly rigid architecture that I believe the listener is free to experience time on their own terms, based on the perceived interestingness of individual sections.
The source material for the piece is comprised of recorded samples of the bagpipes as performed by Elizabeth Nixon. The music was also used in the soundtrack for an experimental video called Buffalo, in collaboration with visual artist, Alysse Stepanian.
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Also part of Equal Form (Scattered CD105).