The Space Between (2008)

Jacob David Sudol: ”The Space Between” (2008)
For soprano, flute, clarinet, cello, and live electronics

N.B. Spatialization plays an important structural role in this piece, please list to the recording with headphones.

Score

Live Recording (m4a lossless stereo reduction of the original surround sound version)

(mp3 version)

Performed by Stephanie Aston (voice), Christine Tavolacci (flutes), Przemyslaw Bosak (clarinets), Ashley Walters (cello), Jacob David Sudol (electronics/mixing), Robert Zellickman (conductor); October 2008 at the University of California, San Diego

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Program Note

‘Alas, when the Uncertain Experiencing of Reality is dawning upon me here,
With every thought of fear or terror or awe for all set aside,
May I recognize whatever appear, as the reflections of my own consciousness;
May I know them to be the nature of the apparitions in the Bardo:
When at this all-important moment of achieving a great end,
May I not fear the band of Peaceful and Wrathful, mine own thought-forms.’

–verse for traversing the Chönyid Bardo *

The Space Between was written in 2008. The composition intends to explore the experience of traversing through and inhabiting a great variety of constantly changing yet unified intermediate states.

–Jacob David Sudol
July 29, 2008
La Jolla, CA

* Texts taken from Chapter 11 of the The Tibetan Book of the Dead: translated by W.Y. Evans-Wentz (Oxford, 1960)