Martin Gotfrit

  • Year of composition: 1999
  • Duration: 3:05


Balloon is about the first realization of loss, the fragility of things and time’s unstoppable movement to tomorrow.

Most of Balloon was created from the sounds of the object itself: rubbed, inflated, deflated, etc. This excerpt is also derived from a surreptitious recording of the composer’s sons at age 3.