Contemplating Larry

Elainie Lillios

Contemplating Larry has been performed in Denton, New York City, Statesboro and Vitoria-Gasteiz…

To Larry Austin

Contemplating Larry presents an abstract “portrait” — in three movement: Articulations; Drones; Portraits — of composer Larry Austin. The piece was created exclusively from samples of Larry’s compositions, which span fifty-five years and numerous mediums. None of the samples were reprocessed; they are all Larry’s sounds (with three exceptions at the end of the 3rd movement) that have been “recontextualized” and recombined to illustrate the composer’s rich and varied sound world.

Contemplating Larry was commissioned by Larry Austin and is (of course) dedicated to him with admiration and gratitude. Contemplating Larry was awarded a special mention at the 9th Biennial Acousmatic Composition Competition Métamorphoses (Brussels, Belgium, 2016).


  • September 29, 2015, Elainie Lillios, diffusion • ICMC 2015: Concert 20, Lyric Theater — Murchison Performing Arts Center — University of North Texas, Denton (Texas, USA)



Contemplating Larry (2015), 12:12
multichannel fixed medium




Date Work Program
November 20, 2017 Elainie Lillios, Contemplating Larry (2015), 12:12 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)