Brutal cello and electronics piece
Composer: Jon Fielder
Year of Composition: 2015
Type of Electronics: Live
Number of Channels: 2
Video Component: None
Dissociation Sequences (C23H28O8) tells a narrative of being caught in the middle of a hallucination (or series of hallucinations) on Salvinorin A and the cognitive effects the chemical has on the brain. The hallucinations from Salvinorin A (from the salvia divinorum plant) cause various dissociative effects such as distortions of time, space, memory and motor function. In this piece the cellist is battling with these dissociations through the realization of the score and the interaction with the live electronics.
This piece was written for James Burch and is dedicated to Franklin Cox.