Chris Watford - Bassoon

This work is the second in a series of pieces for instruments and live electronics that explore distortion across various levels of musical resolution.

The idea of “instrument histories” is a primary focus in this work. In the first section, the bassoon is processed in extreme ways, and the resulting sound is tightly coupled with the bassoon.

In the second section of this work, the electronics separate from the bassoon as an independent layer: distortion via deconstruction, a sonic analogue of cubism in 20th century visual arts.