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Russell Thorpe

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“Much of my musical output centers around the intersection between notated forms and improvised performance. I am active as both a composer and a performer.

I am keenly aware of how memory plays a role in our construction of meaning and form, in both linear and nonlinear ways. I am always looking for ways to thwart the expectations memories construct in our consciousness.

I have always been interested in the in-between things, especially those existing at the threshold of awareness. I view my experiments with number and rhythm as an attempt to find a handhold along those seams, trying to pry them open to see what is behind.

My compositions exist as invitations to the listener to come and share the same time and space, inhabiting each other’s inner world, if for only the briefest of moments.”


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This entry was posted on August 13, 2013 by in Performing Artists/Ensembles, Russell Thorpe.

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