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Loomings is a 73-minute work for two-channel audio created in 2003. It uses as its source material a live recording of Spin (a quartet for flute, violin, cello, and keyboard percussion) performed by the Society for Chromatic Art. The recording was made in New York City’s Church of the Holy Trinity (the one on West 82nd Street, not the one on East 88th), a space notable for its extreme reverb. After reversing the recorded audio in order to digitally apply a similar reverb in the other direction, the music—going forward again—was sent through a freeware audio-processor (I’ve forgotten the name of the software; I don’t think it’s around anymore) that lowered the pitch by two octaves and a minor third. The duration is time-stretched by the same ratio.