TECTONIC: Pannotia [in progress] for large telematically connected variable instrumentation
TECTONIC: Pannotia is a telematic work for networked realtime scores. In geology Pannotia is the name of a theorised Neoproterozoic supercontinent though to have existed at the end of the Precambrian period (650–500 Ma). Tectonic can mean both ‘the study of the earth's structural features’ and ‘the art of construction’ and this works reflects both aspects of the word’s meaning. The concept of slowly shifting plates that crush and reform each other’s placement is the central paradigm of the work. Pannotia is the third in a series that includes Tectonic: Vaalbara , and Tectonic: Rodinia . In Pannotia, geographically distant performers read an interactive score that is networked to all other simultaneously open scores. The indeterminately selected texture represented in each score is communicated to all other scores and used to influence the selection, and parameters of the evolving music.
the tears of things [in progress] for marimba, vibraphone and recording
"Here, too, the praiseworthy has its rewards;
there are tears for things and mortal things touch the mind."
Virgil, Aeneid, 1.461 ff.
The most fixed and substantial things of all – stones, looming by surprise into the seer's ken -
seem disturbingly mobile, and their mobility is then felt as a state of being haunted by the
spirituality of all things, even material things. "Stones have been known to move, and trees to speak. (Macbeth)"
Tim Fulford 2013