Something that was to be something but is now something else…
I had grand designs of creating a voice and piano work which, once recorded, completely failed to come together. However, there is plenty of fruitful flotsam and jetsam from the process and the piece below, Euryale Piano Fragments 7-8-9 is one possibility amongst many that emerged from the I Thought I Knew What This Was Going To Be wreckage. I kinda likey it:
Three hundred thousand years of activity by homo sapiens has brought us to this moment… and this one… and this one too. That’s a lot of moments we’ve gathered up between us. At the moment, the world our species is continuing to create seems increasingly absurd. Can questions even be relevant any more??? It can’t be coincidence that in this climate I’m currently working on a site-responsive installation which is making me wonder if I’ve discovered the soundtrack to Alfred Jarry’s concept of Pataphysics – the science of imaginary solutions.
A space for creative musings from Leona Jones, Misha Penton & Caitlin Rowley
These musings will travel some distance. If a carrier pigeon was let loose by Caitlin in Gravesend, presuming it followed the same route as a crow, it would have to travel 4,877 miles to reach Misha in Houston. If Misha then sent it off again in the direction of Leona in Cardiff, that would mean another flight of 4,734 miles. From Leona back to Caitlin would be a mere hop at 153 miles. That’s 9,764 miles crow-distance between all three. The pigeon would also suffer jet lag as during BST there’s a 6 hour time difference between Texas and Britain.
Caitlin, Misha and Leona have only met fleetingly once in the same place as a trio, meeting slightly more often as duos. However, the duos and that trio discovered more overlapping interests and ways of working than distances. Thankfully the internet means they don’t have to employ carrier pigeons in order to share ideas.