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The piece concerns that feeling of fleeting nostalgia which is at the same time overpowering and completely indefinable. A text was assembled from minute fragments taken from a variety of sources, ranging from poetry to newspaper clippings. These fragments are never delivered in a direct manner, but are always veiled in some way, their meaning just out of reach. The singer is at her most audible in wordless or phonetically distorted sections; where whole words are employed that are usually obscured in some way.

The tape is also assembled from fragments; tiny snippets of evocative 'found objects'. These sounds all have some sonic relationship to the voice, and grow out of, and recede back into, the vocal sounds, like the momentary flashes of memory they are intended to represent. The intention behind the piece was to reflect the mysterious and illogical nature of the sub-conscious and, in particular, the strange selective workings of the memory.


 

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