Rust Parhelion is a piece in two longform parts composed for rotating loop-cycles. This is a continuation in a performative series called the Colourpalette Loop Series, in which I explore the textures and distinctions of various looping techniques. I work mainly with tape loops and envision this process as a way of experimenting with circular as opposed to linear music. The sound on each tape moves forward until it eats its own tail and begins again at its starting point.
Parhelia are phantom images of the sun–light refractions in the frozen air of the Arctic Circle–natural images representing what is both there and not there. This piece depicts two temperatures of this phenomenon. As several loops of varying length are set in motion they give the impression that the piece is moving forward and create phantom changes in the loops we hear.
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