Monday, December 2, 2013


Cathy Lane, "Nesting Stones"

musique concrete from the mother's point of view:

Anybody who has ever had an intense relationship with another person will know that for every positive emotion experienced there is a corresponding negative feeling. Nesting Stones is based on my feelings about my relationship with my baby daughter. 

In this composition I am using and developing anecdotal structures and gestural metaphors harnessing the sense of spatial positioning and movement and the tension between the recognisable and stated and the barely recognisable and unrecognisable to explore and express the contradictions and dualities of that relationship.

The sound material for the piece is all drawn from recordings of myself and my daughter.
Nesting Stones was written in 1996. In 1998 featured on Unknown Public Issue 8: Sensuality Essence And Nonsense

More Cathy Lane music

more on Professor of Sound Arts Cathy Lane at CRiSAP (Creative Research in Sound Arts Practice at University of the Arts, London)