Gravity Shuffle (Concert Recording, Unfinished)

by Jade Conlee, Meredith Gilna (Composer)

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This piece us a collision between two inherently different strands - a mildly editing field recording of the Hamlin Park neighorhood in Buffalo, NY, and a collection of piano harmonies. The limitations of the two mediums highlight their similarities, and a very strange counterpoint arises. The simultaneous but contrasting processes (a circular journey around a neighborhood, a meandering and unpredictable piano) proposes a counterpoint of form. Together, this evokes (for me) a sense of uncertainty - given the materials, the situation can never be quite harmonious, but the tension if provoking.

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released June 11, 2017
Jade Conlee - Piano

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Meredith Gilna Buffalo, New York

I’m a composer of the ‘classical’ variety with an affinity for the avant garde, based in Buffalo, NY. Many of my pieces utilize graphics or other non musical sources as a framework, treated with different degrees of intuition and literal translation, to create music with an unexpected shape and content. I'm fond of gesture, functional/non functional harmony, extended techniques, and low sounds. ... more

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