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Perpetual Drift
Cinematic Radio Art

Perpetual Drift, 2014/2020, Radio Art Drama, 13:24

This new version of Perpetual Drift is updated, reworked and written, and was completely produced, recorded, and performed in 2020.

“Perpetual Drift” takes place in the not too distant future. The earth has undergone drastic climate changes and a crew aboard a lost ship at sea struggles to adapt to an uncertain future, and the psychological and emotional stresses created by a series of tragic events. The crew of the ship are the Captain (ships captain), Ether (a time traveler), the robot (a depressed poet and ships navigator), Echo (the mythical nymph), the Specialist (Botanist), a female scientist who specializes in rare botanicals, and lastly the ship itself. The story embodies environmental concerns we face as a collective human family, and the death of old structures giving way to new life forms, systems, and organizations.

For this work, I composed an electro-acoustic soundtrack comprised of analog and digital synths, and original and appropriated field recordings. I performed each character’s voice, manipulating my voice through electronic and digital effects.

Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellowship Finalist Award winner, 2021

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