+−(polarity) was composed for this forgotten space in which elements or dimensions within it are abundant, yet normalized and near impossible to be given comprehendible descriptions; consciousness, motion, time and electricity. Through the soundscape that this music creates, my intention is to form our awareness and space as one. The essential idea of this piece requires a new way of layering instruments within an ensemble in the hope to heighten our perception of the space.
“We ignore space just because it is uniform, as water to fish and air to birds.” – Alan Watts
This piece was written for a large ensemble with a spacial layout.
Conducted by Tim Weiss, premiered by the Manson Ensemble at SPACED Festival,
Royal Academy of Music, November 2018