Course of the Symptom
Course of the Symptom finds it's origins in a set of discarded piano variations, bracketed within a larger frame of a discarded will towards academic music altogether. Occasionally one can hear lo-fi fragments of the original surface, but all of the noise elements were generated from a synthesized then distorted version of the piano part as well. (Not that this creates any real cohesion or unity. On the contrary, if anything, the music begins to leave itself-the synthesized versions a first step outside of a pre-given sound world, generated from the only means I had at my disposal.) The palate is minimal; a lo-fi recording of the original variations, synthesized and distorted renderings of phrases from the score, an eq and a wave editor. From time to time some textures are layered. Prior to making this recording I was living in Tokyo, fulfilling, I suppose, an isolationist dream. I remember one day walking for about an hour towards a large hill I saw in the distance (in the industrial sector of Kawasaki). It ended up being a cloud. That about summarizes the experience. At the very least I cleansed my ears of conservatory babble (and babbitt) and upon return immediately generated this sorbet of sorts...