~ for Accordion solo & Electronics • 2'25"
I recorded this piece in Brooklyn in 2014 after a residency in New Mexico. I let it sleep for a while until I found the perfect visual counterpoint for it: ice seen from below a horizontal glass window to which color effects have been applied.
A piece for accordion solo with the help of subtle computer effects was a challenge I attempted a few times before feeling truly satisfied, I wanted it to be simple enough to make the listener understand every bit of the audio, yet keep a rich and complex sound for pure satisfaction.
The name IOWA was chosen both for its phonetic qualities matching the melodic line of the accordion, and to recall the long straight Interstate-80 during the mid-western part of the road trip I did with my brother Renaud coming back from New Mexico to New York.