Written during the Creative Dialogue residency in Santa Fe (run by the Sibelius Academy & Acequia Madre House). Premiered June 11th, 2014, by William Lee Bryan, Lisa Romain, and Khari Joyner in Santa Fe.
Based on Rilke's text Primal Sound and a short French poem entitled inscription by Charles Cros, The Phonograph marks the remarkable moment when sound became immortal. Part story-telling, part musical reverie, this is a nostalgic nod to the rudimentary recording mechanisms of the past and the wonder they inspired.
- Zosha Di Castri