ripples in a pond (for amatrice)
Ripples in a pond (for amatrice)
Ripples in a Pond is an elegy to the destruction of Amatrice's earthquake on the 24th August of 2016. It is a score that is humanly impossible to play, as it is written by the earthquake itself, without any consideration for anything that is musical, even though it is written in the language of music. It is a translation/transcription of the seismic data in x, y and z co-ordinates gathered from the Seismology Department of the University of Malta, and re-interpreted through notation software through personal intervention that envisaged it from a purely visual standpoint. The work concerns the process of drawing, and like a map, it charts the physical movement of the earth in those fateful minutes and reinterprets them as a linear drawing, read in the western convention, of left to right.
The work is presented within the musical aesthetic, as a score on four music stands.