it’s just that it’s so utterly cruel to struggle alive
and then die with this tattoo of teethmarks that only the absence brings//
so – where do all the people go?
In 2014 )-(u||!c|< was awarded the Michael Kieran Harvey Scholarship for Piano. CITY LISTENING SAPIEN DRIFT marks out a 21st century suite of subterranean works for solo piano and prepared piano.
The album traverses a range of sonic interventions: from the haunting Ballad of Jamie White — tracing the arc of a teenager falling to his accidental death —, to the re-framing of a Bach prelude into a contemporary picture of Dorian Gray. The work betrays a restless mind that confesses to both intense penetrating moments of light and the phobic depths of ink black night.
And then there is a lullaby for )-(u||!c|<’s daughters cut in gentle brevity.
All tracks by )-(u||!c|< except track 4 by J.S. Bach
THE BALLAD OF JAMIE WHITE 13:33
AND THEN SHE SAID “WE ARE BANDIDOS OF LIGHT FLUNG AGAINST THE NIGHT” 6:50
PRELUDE 6, D MINOR (THE WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER) J.S. BACH 17:00
GOODNIGHT MUNKENS 2:53
FERRET MIND 7:22
TILL HUMAN VOICES WAKES US 3:32
The project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its funding and advisory body.
With thanks to the Michael Kieran Harvey Scholarship for Piano.