first light, last (2006)

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This piece is closely related to the Chamber Music series; the basic process is the same, but the source recording was made outside on a beach, not in a building.

Made in 2006 as a video + six-channel sound installation with artist Christine Wallers, exhibited at the Portland Art Center (since closed). A meditation on the cusps of darkness and light, sound and silence. The visuals are projected sequences of still photographs of cloudless sky, taken in the moments just before darkness and dawn. The sound is derived from a 40-minute field recording made on the beach at Kalaloch, Washington as night visibly descended: the last glints of light on waves, the first twinklings of stars.

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from first light | hover, released October 31, 2011

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Steve Peters Seattle, Washington

I make music and sound using field recordings, acoustic instruments, found/natural objects, electronics, and voices. Much of this work is site-specific or place oriented. Thank you for listening.

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