A journey through a city, a time, a place and an emotion that finds its feet and grows. This child absorbs the worlds around her, finding her rhythm, exploring, realising, evolving, replicating, fading.
a measure of the rate of decrease in the intensity of electromagnetic radiation (light) as it passes through a given substance; the fraction of incident radiant energy absorbed per unit mass or thickness of an absorber; "absorptance equals 1 minus transmittance"
Stereo source is suitable for playback, however there are many strong resonant frequencies in the piece for which the more solid the speakers, the better.
As with all pieces, subwoofer(s) are recommended.
Composed nine years after Tempest, Absorptance was the first experiment in pulling together the textural soundscape aesthetic with more melodic and rhythmic style of some of my earlier pieces.
The piece was far more pre-planned in its structure than most others. The core melodic theme was recorded some years previously, direct to DAT - the rest of the soundscape and structure was built around it. The completion of the piece was catalysed by an event produced by Moral Support in Kings Cross, London in 2002.
- Kings Cross Arches, London 2002
- ResonanceFM, London. Nov 2004
- La France, London. February 2005
- Placard, London. September 2005