Such a Pure Force
was created for Steven Antosca’s musical composition of the same name. Steven describes the piece in his program notes: “Ultimately, the composition is about the force and inspiring power of life at its final moments. How that force manifests itself in each of our lives, and how we use words to convey it, is the compelling issue of the piece. The composition concludes with a poem by Chilean poet Pablo Neruda describing a life force, one that does not expire at death, one Neruda depicts as â€œtanta fuerza pura.â€ Neruda reveals what traces are left after someone dies and their spirit that is transferred into the one they love who must survive between shadow and space, without suffering.”
My piece uses the sound of the piece to animate, creating spinning and jumping forces based upon the sounds being created in the piece. It premiered at the Corcoran Museum of Art as part of the Contemporary Music Forum concert series in 2007.
music: Steven Antosca, animation: Bryan Leister, additional animation: Randy Lyhus, format: HD, completed: 2007