Rend was conceived as an immersive eight channel first person narrative from the perspective of someone who is struggling with anxiety. The composition begins by introducing material that is meant to set the tone for the piece as being about a gradual increase in tension and energy, and then a reprise. The form of the piece is based off of this build up of tension and release and is a pattern that repeats three times through the composition. The feeling that I was hoping to convey is that this pattern is inevitable and ominous. There are a number of themes that I developed in the piece based off of my personal experience with anxiety and developed them as compositional parameters for the composition.
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Aalders, Andean, Arango Valencia, Arnáez, Barrett-Forrest, Bleau, Bosgra, Bourassa, Butt, Camier…46 tracks