John McCusker

In drone and minimal music, the sonic conditions that develop in the middle of a piece, be it a recording, performance or composition, often come to define the work in a more pronounced manner than how the work begins or ends. This ‘middle’ region is inherently temporal, but because of the extended and sometimes marker-less durations one encounters in minimal music, it proves to be elusive – and thus one, while listening, often has a continuous sense of being inside of a potentially boundless sound.

BY John McCusker |