"Every promise of the soul has innumerable fulfilments." Emerson attributes

for speaker and two-channel digital audio (2010)

In five sections, "Emerson attributes" presents, in alternating fashion, the adjectives and nouns from an essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson. The piece alternates between live performance and recordings made on the streets of New York of around sixty different voices. The single words are isolated and spread out in time, providing space for the listenerís imagination.

Duration ca. 36 minutes. Recordings by David Barron and Volker Straebel. First performed at The Wulf, Los Angeles, on March 2nd, 2011, by Gerhard Schultz, speaker.

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