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I Recalled My Liberation

And Caught Myself Drifting


for speaker and piano
dedicated to Gabrijel Savic Ra

Matthew Lee Knowles


August 2011

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My

work con - sists

of

or - ga - ni - sing

soft and warm

mu

si - cal

sounds and

com

bi

nat - ions of let- ters

in - to

wi

der


con- text.

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see al - most eve - ry - thing as

po - e - try.

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mal or

con

i - ni

tion


cep

My def

tual which re - sults

as

the con - se

quence

of mu - sic

is

ny sound

how - e

a com- ple - ted in - struc

ver

of

mi - ni-

tion. This means, in

my mind,

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can be

in - struc

ted

to

think of

a sound and

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which no- one

can

hear.

It

is

gree

by con- tem - pla - ting this sound

ble


am cre - a

think of

na- ture

as mu - sic, but

ting

mu - sic,


to

this is


not the case,

na

ture is

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sound, there

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li - ti - cal,

fore

I dis - a

gree with John Cage that mu

do want to bring a

sic is

eve -

bout change, which is

I am not


in

ten - tion - al - ly po


one

ry - where.


but

of my


ma - ny che

rished

con - tra - dic - tions.

Pat -

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tern and

line

are

vi - tal

to my

work.

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ble,con - crete

and con - cep -tual. I

like rhy

thm


Mu - si

cal pat - tern

ex- ists

in

two ways,

in my po - et - ry, through re - pe - tit

au - di

ion, al - li

te - ra

tion, re

ble and

in - au - di-

la - tion - ships

be -

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tweenwords and

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re- mo ving all

the o

trac-ting




cer- tain

words


ther

ex

ist - ing text, or

I see my - self as an ex- treme e - di- tor,


lar - ger pre-ex

syll - a - bles. In wri - ting

words, de- pen - ding

on your

at - ti - tude.

or

com - bi - na - tions of

words from a

In

wri - ting these texts I

of - ten

find

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my

in

being, which

self

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is

mun

dane

and

mo - no

i - deal set - ting for


think - ing

bout


an

to

nous

state

of

where the

piece


will

end

up.


I have

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com - posed a

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huge num

ber


men - tal pie - ces

of


of

graph-ica - lly no

ta - ted

and

sim

il

come

is un

pre

dic - ta

ly

ar

where the out

mu- sic,

ble and will al

ex

pe - ri -

ways

be dif - fer

ent,

an

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as - pect which

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still

with

Bb

some

love been pre - sent.

I am cur - rent

un - cer -tain - ty I

mu - sic


com - pose

ly wri - ting

ex - pe

ri - men - tal

of a

more

con

crete

ly,


I write con

na - ture but

cep - tual

ly and

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to

com - plete the

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work,

for the


more in- terp - ret - at - ions it

sim- ple rea

do use paint, as

son

the more

Bb

op - posed to

that

and


can have. When

ob - vio - us

the

ab - stract - ly,

tri - o I paint

ab - stract a

a - ny oth - er

ma - te -

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ri

als

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chil

pos

drens paints,

can

pre - fer

si

bly

are

cheap,

mit

dif

fi

cult to

to

com

as they

can -

vas,

man - age and dry mes - si

ly,

with

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lots

of break


but I

ing and peel - ing.

poste,

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be - lieve

make work be -

the on - ly true


ans

cause I

have to: a

wer for

pop - u

lar

ri -

se - ri - ous

art

ist.