how to be a human being (Cyclical Music)

by Thomas McConville

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This work joins several artistic processes and techniques into one sound installation. The piece draws largely from painting and literature, with a particular focus on the works of James Joyce and the paintings of Picasso. In this piece I create forms and processes within the music which emulates the cyclical structure of James Joyce’s Finnegan’s Wake. Through researching these topics I have become interested in how time and perspective is sensed in my compositions. The installation will be a cyclical piece of music which begins halfway through a musical phrase and ends halfway through the same phrase, in order to create an ‘endless’ piece of music when looped. Each cycle of the piece will last approximately 45 minutes before beginning again. The work will also contain elements of cubism in which sounds will be heard from several positions at once, giving the listener multiple perspectives of the same piece.


released October 14, 2013



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