Oboe and live electronics
Composer: Jon Fielder
Fractured Memories is a piece that explores some thoughts I’ve had on my own perception of memory and thinking about the past. The piece presents and opening idea (the memory) and the rest of the piece a reworking of that idea in a dialog between the oboe and electronics. At times the memory is retold with refined accuracy, sometimes it is distorted, sometimes it’s made out to be more exciting than it actually was. The final section of the piece acts as the final retelling of the memory with fragments of each distorted re-imagining making their way into the musical fabric. Is it a true account of what originally took place? Maybe not, but the importance is more with the journey from beginning to end.