by Brett Wartchow
stereo fixed media
I fondly recall moments of total wonderment while standing among the trees of Oregon’s old growth forests. Each tree within the forest is a unique ecosystem hosting a myriad of organisms–from the large to the mossy to the invisible–that share dynamic biological synergies. Yet, the true majesty of each tree is fully comprehended when experiencing them en masse as a vast and ancient botanical multiverse.
Germination Variations is a sonic meditation on this experience. As each subsequent section of the piece unfolds, the gestural contour of periodic rhythmic patterns and granular motivic textures become more and more tightly woven. The piece thus emerges as a flourishing sonic landscape comprised of lyric percussive lines braided in gestural polyphony.
About Brett: I like to make music and drink great coffee at the same time.