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Various artists: Présence III (2 × CD) WaveBreak


John Duesenberry

  • Year of composition: 1994
  • Duration: 4:42

The title derives from John Ashbery’s lines: “Like a wave breaking upon a rock, giving up / Its shape in a gesture which expresses that shape.”

This image seems to describe the sound-objects in WaveBreak. Each event evolves continuously toward the next, the outcome uncertain until the event has passed.