Reciprocal reaction between background and foreground motivates both movement and stasis in this composition. The title of this work, relating to the poetic evocation of image, is taken form Allen Ginsberg's 1961 poem "Television Was a Baby Crawling Toward That Deathchamber." Source material, excluding both natural and artificial noise, is drawn from studio recordings of the steelpan performed by Darren Dyke. Tools used in this composition include the algorithmic composition system athenaCL, synthesis systems Csound and Max/MSP, and various other software and hardware. This composition is made available as part of the 2007 CD release RESONANCE: Steel Pan in the 21st Century.
Christopher Ariza performing live electronics with KIOKU. More information.