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).
Preconscious thoughts, which often evoke human anxiety and embarrassment through dreams and the so called “slip of the tongue, represent a mental state between consciousness and subconsciousness.” 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.