Written bySavannah Agger
Quicksand is written for the Bowl, an instrument invented by Jean-François Laporte. The work is for three Bowls and electronics with Max/MSP. I was quite taken by the sound spectrum and the vibrating membrane of the Bowl, and those became the basis for the inspiration behind Quicksand. The piece suggests an immersion into sound. You need to assimilate the vibrating membrane before you can continue on your journey into the sound, into the bowl. - S. Agger.