With Small Hands Waving

Mathew Adkins (Composer)

Research output: Non-textual formComposition

Abstract

Taken from the compilation - Evidence of Intense Beauty
Music can be a transformational experience...
Evidence of intense beauty is a series of exquisite compositions from pioneers in the field of ambient microsound and modern classical curated by David Newman from Audiobulb Records. These works are exemplars selected by the artists to represent their conceptual sense of beauty.
This collection brings together the work of artists who are immersed in a broad range of aesthetics. Beauty cannot be predefined but the principal responsibility of the composer is to control the experience of time for the listener and in that time help them discover what resonates within.
Paul Dresher once said that human attention and consciousness works by “holding onto a certain amount of familiarity, and then introducing a certain amount of newness”.
This idea brings the hope of an intensely beautiful music. A beauty in what is both endlessly new and evolving becoming incredibly moving. Beauty is the experience of an outstanding and benign emotional impact.
Our audience includes people who actively engage with music and who want to be taken on a journey. Each track takes the ingredients of minimalism coupled with a strong sense of tonality to produce a slowly evolving narrative. We present materials in a way that engages with the listener progressing and enhancing their experience of time.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2016

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