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KISS2014 Concert Performances

Recordings from the five concerts of performances at KISS 2014 in Lübeck Germany.

A complete schedule of the sixth annual Kyma International Sound Symposium can be found at

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