exercise in tessellation: mosaic or juxtaposition in a coherent pattern. Many
things in Burma are recycled, so isolated is the country from the world. So: I
took ten moments of sound as my puzzle pieces. A few edges meet. This premiered
as my contribution to Field Effects, a night of live
field recording art I hosted on December 14, 2001. Some of the moments: circumambulating
a Buddhist paya; my wife thumping a hollow stalagtite; swinging in Rangoon; within
an irrigiation cistern in Bagan; a walk through the dusk in the Shan state hills.
(Composed with crossfades only: no additional processing, splicing, or manipulation.)
of the moments considered above, echoing its neighbors, toured and scoured and
reconfigured from the inside out. An exercise in palindromic composition.