SILT: Blindfolds, Conduction, and Sonic Meditation
A look at focusing agents and artifacts
Composed as a conducted arrangement, spontaneously weaving together improvisation and written components, SILT is a meditation that seamlessly grows, climaxes, and diminishes over a 7-30 minute exploration of 8 interlocking parts.
Commissioned by the Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble and UMAMI Performance in 2012, SILT was created for music and dance to affect and trigger each other in real time, in a work that also stands alone as a sonic meditation. SILT achieves this through the use of Conduction or a form of conducted improvisation including set cells of material.