Fragments from Cold

for cello (2006)
with recorded snow sounds and electroacoustics
duration is c.8′

Like a skier moving across the snow, I imagined the cellist sliding the bow across the surface of the cello. The performer’s breath and the sounds of snow reveal contours of two terrains, hidden but only submerged. Fragments from cold: the snow from outside, the breath from within. The tracks of both crossings are left in noise.

score excerpt

Minna Rose Chung performing the piece in 2007

Madeleine Shapiro “Sounds Nature” album on Albany Records features a beautiful recording of the piece. Listen to the album or buy the CD here:

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