composer, pianist, music theorist



35.

Nostalgia (2007)

electroacoustic music; computer-generated recording.

Duration: 4' 46''
Channels: 2

Perhaps the most particularly curious type of melancholia is the one associated with the longing for a past that is no more: nostalgia. This is a past that can only be resurrected by memory, and this process is rather infectious in a cyclical and obsessive way, insidious and irresistible. Detachment from the past seems to be a definite human inability and whether this is good or bad depends on its effect on our daily lives. In this piece, nostalgia comes musically portrayed as cyclical sound objects, obsessive, alluring, bitter-sweet, objects born from our failure to simply look away.


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