Escapement: Recording

A recording of my new work Escapement (2014), the premiere was given last week by the LSTwo student ensemble.

From the program note:

Escapement frames a performance caught in a recursive, and slowly constricting loop. The simple gesture of a descending chromatic line becomes obfuscated and fragmented as time freezes, sticks, slips and repeats ad nauseum.

The title is taken from J.G. Ballard’s 1956 short story, in which the protagonist finds himself stuck in a temporal loop, reliving the same period of time over and over, each time getting shorter.

Music for Piano & Patience

As many of you know, the inimitable Home Normal have released a little album of mine from the early Ithaca Trio vaults. Recorded in early 2009, this is radically different from last year’s New Music from the Delta Quadrant on Hibernate.

Solo piano and tape loops, this is some real lo-fi, dreamy-ass, floaty-ass shit. Oh, and it looks amazing. Damn right, you’ll love it:

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You can listen here:

I’ve got a few copies going, £8 + p&p. Email me if you’d like a copy and we’ll work it out over paypal. ollie [dot] thurley [at] googlemail [dot] com or buy via my discogs profile.