for Uncanny Valley
Katie Kennedy and Bill Solomon
cello, percussion, and stereo digital sound
2010
10 minutes

Rose Bellini and Bill Solomon, live at the Lilypad, Dec 11, 2010.
presented by the Boston New Music Initiative

Program note: In moving to Rhode Island, living near the ocean again has inspired my interest in the ecosystems of a new and intriguing environment.  Sea stars, or starfish (étoiles de mer), have been around for 400 million to a billion years and some are regarded as keystone species, whose role as predators is critical to maintaining balance within the ecosystem.  I was fascinated and inspired by their symmetrical bodies, prickly skins, regenerative capabilities, and fragility of existence in a world among modern humans.

 

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