KISS2014 -- Break, Break, Break: Olga Oseth
Sam Golter, flute; Konstantin Busack, narration
On a hot, summer day my client asked me to read some poetry to her. “Break, Break, Break” by Alfred Tennyson happened to be the first poem I opened up the poetry book to. When I finished reading, I saw tears running down her cheeks and I asked her what the poem really meant to her. She said: “This poem is about a father losing his child to sea. No parent deserves or should go through that!” At that moment, I realized that even though she had Alzheimer’s, the poem brought her mind back. She was referring to herself and the loss of her two sons. The poem became an inspiration for this piece. I imagined a father standing near the ocean remembering, grieving and telling a story of his lost child. I explore with the use of delays and live spectral analysis to imitate thoughts and memories and use of drones to imitate waves coming to shore.
Friday 26 September 2014, St. Jakobi Lübeck