for performer and tape offers its own interesting tension:
while the tape spools on regardless, unchangeable once
the playback button has been pressed, the performer
seeks a foothold for their own interpretation, emotions,
temporal ebbs and flows - all the things that make a
`live' performance a trilling wire, to meander along
precariously, confidently, gladly or sadly, dependent
on realtime circumstances and yearnings.
title is taken from T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets.
... The trilling wire in the blood
below inveterate scars
Appeasing long forgotten wars.
The dance along the artery
The circulation of the lymph
Are figured in the drift of stars ...