Study #2 for Vibrabalneoäves
One of two studies for the composer-created vibrabalneoäves, a responsive surface with water. The musique concrète audio consists primarily of manipulations of a reading of Yeats’ poem (below), with some sine tones added.
The Old Men Admiring Themselves in the Water
I heard the old, old men say,
And one by one we drop away.’
They had hands like claws, and their knees
Were twisted like the old thorn-trees
By the waters.
‘All that’s beautiful drifts away
Like the waters.’
— William Butler Yeats