"Still Lives"
Nick uses this 'minimal data glove' for controlling the CD-Player. (R.G.)

In "Still Lives" and I Wish a modified CD player "scratches" across the disc, isolating and freezing short loops of recorded music. "Still Lives" is about mortality and memory, and uses a text by Vladimir Nabakov and music by Guiseppe Guami. As the CD steps from one "skipping groove" to the next, the lush contrapunctal texture of the canzona is suspended in harmonic blocks, with the insistent rhytmic feel of the loop superimposed. (N.C.)


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