Nothing Beside Remains
for electronic fixed media (2013)
Nothing Beside Remains is a five-minute piece for 5.1 surround sound fixed media. The source material for the piece is a reading of Percy Bysshe Shelley's poem "Ozymandias," and I used only this recording (plus a sine wave) to create the sound objects in the piece. The words of the poem are manipulated and transformed to create a sonic landscape that evolves over time to reflect the nature of the text.