Preconsciousness

For Flute, Tenor Sax, Soprano, Cello, Prepared Electric Bass, Harp, and Piano.

Premiered by Lauren Han (Soprano), Benjamin Lee (Flute), Richard Savery (Tenor Saxophone), Evyn Barb Mingo (Cello), Anthony Caulkins (Electric Bass), Taylor Censoprano (Harp), Andrew Anderson (Piano).

Live recording version: Lauren Han (Soprano), Benjamin Lee (Flute), Richard Savery (Tenor Saxophone), Patrick Nutter (Cello), Anthony Caulkins (Electric Bass), Andrew Anderson (Piano).

Preconsciousness - Lauren Han (Soprano), Benjamin Lee (Flute), Richard Savery (Tenor Saxophone), Patrick Nutter (Cello), Anthony Caulkins (Electric Bass), Andrew Anderson (Piano)
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Program Notes

 

Preconscious thoughts present an interesting mental state between consciousness and subconsciousness, one that might
evoke human anxiety and embarrassment through dreams and the so called “slip of the tongue.” The noise-based materials, a
variety of sonorific layers, and the integration of tone colors evoke a continuous auditory experience that represents the
ongoing yet slightly changing waves of preconsciousness. The piece is notated as a graphic score, and the pacing of musical
ideas is based on clock timing rather than measures, beats, or tempo.
This composition is dedicated to my mom, who is a clinical psychologist, a philosopher, a writer, and a supportive mother.

Copyright © 2019 Michele Cheng.