The Illusion of Stasis (2022)
two-channel fixed media
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The Illusion of Stasis is a composition for two-channel fixed media with a total duration of thirty-two hours. The piece also exists in a 76-minute version and a 10-minute excerpt. The music is generated from recorded segments of heavily amplified electric guitar performed by Mike Scheidt, founder of the legendary doom metal band YOB. Through digital processing, the music is stretched to extreme lengths that obscure and transform the sound of the guitar, revealing granular micro-structures contained within the complex timbres of distortion and feedback. The title alludes to the YOB's 2004 album The Illusion of Motion.