Works Close-ups Maggi Payne


  • Maggi Payne
  • Year of composition: 1999
  • Duration: 9:37
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium

As a child I had to investigate everything at an extremely close range—fully engaging all the senses. It’s as if I needed to fuse with and become the object of my attention in order to fully comprehend it. This is the adult version, which also warps perspective by recording everything very close up. The nine natural sound sources, altered temporally and layered, but otherwise unprocessed, aren’t always what they might at first appear to be.


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