thirty-six views of the same thing

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Composed by
Ben Smith
bass clarinet, cello, electric guitar, percussion, tape, violin
With electronics
Work premiered
June 2018
Venue of the premiere
United Kingdom
11 minutes

Hokusai's Beneath the Wave off Kanagawa is perhaps the most iconic landspace image from the floating world. First published around 1830, the print is the first in a series titled Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji. Views which, mostly, resign the mountain to a point on the horizon; a distant stillness resting benath or beyond the surface activity. This piece, then, is a meditation on the same thing, heard over and over, frame by frame, observed from a multitude of viewpoints, but never in-itself; never free from the cluttered resonance of surrounding objects.

A study in straining.

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