Commissioned as an exhibition soundtrack for the Paul Auster Project, University Iuav, Venice, 2017.
“To be inside that music, to be drawn into the circle of its repetitions: perhaps that is a place where one could finally disappear.”
—Paul Auster, City of Glass
Subtly subversive and evocative. Dreams within dreams. A flurry of images, like polaroids scattered on a city sidewalk, "It was as though he had melted into the walls of the city" is a winding path of transient moments exploring the urban structures, urban space, personal memory and mystery inspired by Paul Auster’s classic avant-pop novella, “City of Glass” (1985). The music unfolds across a wide spectrum of textures: piano, found sounds, marimba, harmonica, voices, guitar and electronic effects.
released October 7, 2017
Joe Frawley: piano, prepared piano, MIDI keyboard, marimba, harmonica, field recordings, found sounds, electronic manipulation and arrangement.
Greg Conte: electric guitar, prepared electric guitar, amplified bass kalimba, electronic effects.
Michelle Cross: vocal on 'Identity Rift'.
Field recordings by Joe Frawley, with the following exceptions.
These sounds courtesy of freesounds.org:
Also: The Parable of the Tower of Babel-The Parable of the Tower of Babel from “New Church Audio”
Special thank you to Agostino De Rosa.