Track by track: Bursting Balloon, Pt. 1

Bursting Balloon, Pt. 1 actually originates in an eponymous string trio. It was written between September and November 2013 and started as a work that wanted to take a look at the notion of beauty: in music, in structures, in technical perfection. A pattern developing between the 3 string players evolves into a flawless mechanism, all these little cogs fitting together. Slowly the pattern starts to get destroyed from within, leaving in uncertainty.

I wanted this track to open the record and start from an acoustical, real place. The 3 string players playing together, patterns clicking. It’s music in it’s purest form, before the electronics join in and we see the world in technicolor.