Improv From The Wood | Steven Atallah

“I took these photos on my phone while up north in Tremblant this summer. I felt like these pictures, especially the first one, gave me a feeling of a big open and desolate space. I often find myself picturing landscapes in my head when listening to different kinds of music. I try to use my imagination as best as I can to think of a visual exclusively based on the sound of a given piece. My main intention was to create a musical soundscape in unison with some improvisational playing. I wanted to accompany the loose freestyle piano playing to capture a feeling in the moment if you will. I wanted this piece to sound like a dusty upright piano floating in the middle of a gloomy lake while reverberating its sounds/timbres across the body of water. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it.”

The real power of site-specific work is that it somehow activates, or engages with, the narratives of the site in some kind of way. (Pearson)