- for solo cello
- 10' 00"
|Score (29k)||Page 1||© Waiteata Music Press|
|Recording (462k)||From 5:55 - 6:54||© Waiteata Music Press|
Sinew/Synapse is concerned with ideas of connection: the causal links between brain and body, score and sound, performance gesture and sonic result. The musical materials existed first as independent objects, which were then manipulated to draw out links between them. I was particularly interested in areas in which the acoustical systems of the instrument become unstable, where a precisely specified physical gesture will produce an unpredictable sonic result. Many of the sounds hover around the threshold of audibility, and the performer is constantly involved in a delicate balancing act. Sinew/Synapse is dedicated to the cellist Robert Ibell, whose role in the music’s evolution was invaluable.
- SOUNZ Contemporary Award (2001)
Sinew/Synapse was a finalist in the 2001 SOUNZ Contemporary Award.