The melodic material seen above is interspersed with pizzicato (below) in this first section of the piece.
- prolonged, intense melody -
- meditative harmonics / unpitched sound -
- game-y pizzicato -
Between graphic and music notation are the phrases that Dan used to describe
what he was writing in response to each watercolour page. More than simply an introduction,
pizzicato defined the trajectory of the piece, and helped Dan to achieve the sense of space
that interests him as a composer. Where pizzicato is the breath that articulates the song
of the first section, it is the persistent syllable in the climax that is the third section (entirely pizzicato).
The middle of the piece is an alternate world -devoid of pizzicato- where buzzing, scratching,
and humming speak the silence that goes unmarked in the music.
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