Trois Chambres d’Inquietude

I’ve read some reviews of Trois Chambres d’Inquietude which emphasize its dark, unsettling qualities. If you want to read about that aspect of things, you can go to to read a couple of these, which also emphasize the looping techniques so dear to the hearts of so many concrète composers. (Bokanowski is easily the most inventive looper I know. I’ve never felt in any of her pieces that I’m being treated to compositional laziness, but that’s probably because she’s more interested in the layering (and phasing) possibilities that loops give you rather than in simple cantus firmus.)

While I appreciate all the things other reviewers have mentioned, I must say that when I listen to this piece, I am most taken with all the watery sounds, mostly bright echoey dripping sounds. (When I play this at home, in my living room, there’s a trick of acoustics that makes one of the softer percussive drips in chambre deux sound as if it were coming out of my bedroom.)

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