C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

D0 note (18.35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

F0 note (21.83 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

G0 note (24.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

A0 note (27.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

Cleare, Ann: Inner 



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    Inner probes the idea of a subcutaneous space within sound. Through its kinetic activity and autoscopic tendencies, the piece aims to explore internal structures of sound and turn them outward: isolating, focusing on, and revealing sounds in their time and space. The piano and cello are dependent on each other to function. They alternate the roles of what is considered interior and exterior: within harsh timbral worlds there are intricate, smaller worlds at work, and within large delicate worlds, harsh inner worlds exist. Inner worlds grow, escape, separate from, and intrude on, the outer world. Outer worlds encompass, surround, protect, support and dissolve into inner worlds.
    Internal structures and infolded idiosyncrasies are revealed: what was inward is forced outward, the internal is given a multidimensional quality, fragmenting the outer surface, revealing and unleashing the subcutaneous.
    "In escaping, the body discovers the materiality of which it is composed, the pure presence of which it is made, and which it would not discover otherwise... " Deleuze, The Logic of Sensation

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    Amplification: most of the sonic material of the piece is fragile and delicate. Both instruments should be closely amplified to allow the listener to hear the detail of these quiet sounds



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