Prelude To The Fifth Sun

For electronic sounds and video. (En français)

This piece was inspired by the struggle of indigenous peoples for sovereignty over water resources in their ancestral lands. It juxtaposes very familiar environmental sounds with unearthly voices and textures, weaving them with Hopi-derived chanting. It can be presented in concert as an acousmatic soundscape composition, with video. Between September 2015

and and January of 2016 I added a video element so that it may now also be realized as a live performance version for gestural control through the new version (2.0) of Lev, which in this context functions as a featured instrument against the existing soundtrack. Due to its very wide dynamic range, the piece is best heard through headphones.

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