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Sound Scripts

Sound Scripts

Article Title

The Marvellous Surrealism of Nurse With Wound and The Sylvie and Babs Hi-Fi Companion

Abstract

Composer’s Notes. My piece does not tell a story, but contains numerous possible stories. This also means that time may be standing still for one story, but race past for the other. In any case, time remains in an indissolvable dependence from the point of view of the individual listener. (The closer our gaze comes to the anthill, the more likely it is that we are able to trace the story of an individual insect.) All stories are reflections of our interests. To tell a certain story will always also emphasize the storyteller’s point of view. Only through manifold interpretation does the story gain universal interest. Nevertheless, a story is actually told in “IM SCHNITT, DER PUNKT [AT INTERFACE, THE POINT],” as every breath of the musician has its place in time; each has a beginning and an end. Only from the point of view of the structure can beginning and end be resolved. Thus the notation demonstrates how a beginning could be placed at any point, and how there is no point at which an end would have to be. At the interface of two stories, time encounters itself: it e-merges.

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