Adam Mirza

Score and Instructions

Max Patch and Files

Wood is part of Naegleria Fowleri, a series of multimedia compositions based on the prose poetry of Rimona Afana. In wood, her text tracks the perspective of an abandoned wooden chair. I conjoin another manufactured wooden object: a cello, whose sound is dis/trans-figured, rendered artificial-beautiful through electronic processing. This piece is a collaboration with cellist Jason Calloway. For the premiere (Miami, May 2019), I triggered samples of Jason reading the text while also processing the live audio of the cello with Max. After the premiere of the live piece, Jason visited Atlanta on a beautiful autumn weekend, and together with Rimona we recorded audio and video which I used to create the video version. Her poem below:

Wood premiere in Miami, May 2019