Coalesce has brought together two of the things that interest me the most in music at the moment: colours created through textures, and combining acoustics instruments with electronically produced sounds. It explores a world of shifting textures that manifest through the blending and transformation of sounds and through the combination of vibraphone, cello and electronics, with an underlying familiarity of varying sounds derived from unvaried sound sources. Beginning as spacious layers that blends in and out of each other, layers fragment, then disintegrate becoming granular, distorted and seemingly more dense. While throughout the year, this piece has taken many shapes and forms, it has settled as a the piece it is today, following an evolving textural idea that gradually transforms into an altered version of itself.
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