I am really behind on listening to everyone's music. Apologies!
This is a field recording/soundscape piece. This piece is about the uneasy tension when things are going well. Should we expect the worst? This piece is also about the uneasy tension in preparing for the worst. When can we relax / Is it over yet?
When my partner and I met, we were separated by 1.5 hours driving time. We saw each other about once every two weeks. The relationship was blossoming and we were really falling in love. But the distance wasn't infinitely sustainable. It felt like everything was going great, but one of us had to move and uproot their life, or we were going to have to break up.
The piece starts off with the sounds of a sunny suburban summer day. You can hear some children playing, a dog's collar rattling, and the hum of an air conditioner. The sound of a dangerously low aircraft looms in the distance. The piece gives way to high wind and the warning of a impending storm. The melodic loop is a promise of a peaceful outcome. But, gale force winds are "likely to continue."
So now what?
[SPOILER ALERT: I moved and we happily live together! I'm making more music now than ever, so according to my life's work, this was the right decision.]
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