Still Life (as we know it)

Adrian Moore

In a bizarre twist of the 18th and 20th Centuries this movement places the inanimate on a pedestal, shrugs its shoulders, laughs at it and gets on with life. More synthetic sounds including some of the grit, blips and bursts of the here and now wrestle with the peaceful sounds of lapping water against Italian gondolas (oscillating in pitch and duration). After a fairly hectic opening minute, this movement too remains fairly static. The title plays upon our conception of paintings of the same name seen (in negative) through the eyes of Captain Spock (“it’s life Jim, but not as we know it”) and pre-empts…



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