November Sycamore Leaf Paul Rudy

November Sycamore Leaf (2005) In December of 2003, a friend sent me a Christmas card with a photograph called November Sycamore Leaf by Missouri Photographer John Hess. The moment I slid the card out of the envelope sound literally exploded in my head. The bright orange leaf leapt off the card and into my sonic imagination, and as my eyes dug into the details of the image, the music made itself heard before my very eyes. Two years later, in a small cabin high in the Rocky Mountains with no running water but a fantastic view and quietness, the concentration of the photograph bore itself out in the composition of the music, and November Sycamore Leaf came to life over a three day period.
”I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately… and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” (Thoreau)

  • Year of composition: 2006
  • Hardware used: Mac G4
  • Software used: Protools, Soundmaker, GRM Tools, Peak
  • Duration of the submitted work: 9:01
  • Production: Home

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