Original work by KMRU

Long bows

This is an extract. The full piece is 14'05".

Permission 'to just be' requires space. Harking back to scores such as Sonic Meditations, 1971 by the great Pauline Oliveros, Longbows explores how long a sound can be played out as one take. A string-like instrument is disintegrated to its extremes. As it withers, new elements and tones come to life and add a layer before it fades.

An awareness of slowing down, a slowed down moment draws on elements of the self care movement in contemporary fine arts. Time slows down sound until it is apparently silent. Yet there is no such thing as silence, we cannot stop time. We can, however, stop long enough to be nearly still, while listening (especially active listening) is still a form of 'doing'.

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