Joseph Hyde - GoldGlow

(reconstructed reality)

GoldGlow concerns the contrast between the outer world perceived by the senses and the inner world of the imagination and emotions. It concerns a particular winter numbness, when the ego seems to retreat into itself, and the mind to take on an internal life of its own, sometimes with little connection to external reality.

Two layers of sound make up the fabric of the music. On the surface is an outer layer of virtually untreated environmental sounds, all recorded on December afternoon in Bourges and presented in almost the order in which they were recorded. These sounds are thus very specifically linked to a particular place and time. Beneath is a glowing core of sounds, deliberately chosen to have as little direct resonance of a particular time or place as possible.

Concert 1
St-Paul's Hall