What the Thunder Said

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Published on: 2 September 2006

A new work by Steve Layton (composer based in Seattle, born 1956) that I like.
The composer says:

A “journey” or “meditation” similar to this year’s earlier O, Hebdomeros. A tiny snippet of a recording (5 seconds from the second movement of my composer-friend Alex Shapiro’s At the Abyss) was stretched to something over 18 minutes. This became the template for the composition, a kind of path that I had to accept, finding my way through, making whatever evocations and connections appear somehow form a thread of their own sense and meaning. The title is taken from the final section of T.S. Eliot’s iconic poem “The Wasteland”.

Steve Layton – What the Thunder Said (2006) flute, piano, vibraphone, strings/electronics

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