components derive their value solely through their assigned context (2009)

[2 players (radios, bowed wood) /14’]

IMG_0933components derive their value solely through their assigned context (2009) explores similarities between bowed wood and radio static at low volumes. The title is taken from Jack Burnham’s essay System Esthetics (1968). The piece is part of the series divisions that could be autonomous but that comprise the whole (2009- ) and was written for Parkinson Saunders.

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