The Living Ocean

Completed: 2012.05.14
Duration: 5:17
Ensemble: Electronic (blue, Csound)

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“The Living Ocean” is a piece inspired by Stanislaw Lem’s “Solaris”. I was struck by the humans encounters with the living ocean on the planet, their fascination and draw into it, and their ultimate inability to rationalize and understand it. Their experiences often left them with more questions than answers, not only about the living ocean, but also themselves and the nature of their own existence.

For me, the story of “Solaris” holds many parallels to the experience of art that I search for when composing. Listening: drawn in, fascinated, the rational mind at rest, only an irrational experience is left. Afterwards: awe, questions about the work, questions for myself, curiosity.

2 thoughts on “The Living Ocean”

  1. Good pieces, i’m becoming a frequent listener.

    One observation. I wish the second voice in this piece would have gotten a bit more love. The tail gets cut off when my brain is ready for it to land somewhere. The fade off itself i don’t mind, i actually like it, but at some places i would have let the tail land… Actually, on another listen, maybe it does, but the bass overpowers it on that spot.

    An excellent piece though. Intrested to hear more pieces from you in the future.

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