Works Skindling Shadés John Oswald

Skindling Shadés

  • John Oswald
  • Year of composition: 1987
  • Duration: 7:00
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium

Originally composed for a dance solo choreographed by Paula Ravitz for Denise Fujiwara, this piece was revised for inclusion in Discosphere, my CD compilation of dance-related pieces. In the revision i tried to compress the time scale of the original work. In retrospect i feel that decision was unfortunate. Also, although there are many improvements in the CD version (including several instances of pushing CD technology in ways analogous to the stretching of the limits of tape, including overload distortion and a pre-emphasis/de-emphasis trick), in the end the most visceral instances of hearing this piece have always been listening to the analogue version.

[source: Réseaux des arts médiatiques]