- Manuella Blackburn
- Year of composition: 2022
- Duration: 7:00
- Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium
This work explores the memories found in cupboards, draws and cabinets. Scraps of paper, photographs and mementos come to life through sonic snapshots of earlier times. Opening and closing cupboards offers an inviting gesture to enter new sonic worlds; a cliché of the acousmatic genre, but reimagined here as an everyday action that frames the appearance of sound memories. This open / close action reveals environments, places and spaces, showing brief sonic glimpses of my past years. A key influence guiding the work’s construction was the concept of the interruption. Exploring interruptions in all its forms and how these impact upon continuity was an important step for developing the work’s structure.
- March 11, 2023, CCMC 2023: CCMC Selected Works, Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts – K101 Shokeikan Hall, Kyoto (Japan)