Anastasia Clarke

electronic music, performance, and sound design

scales of erosion

(2011)


Three compositions for voice and guitar, with effects pedals.
Composed, performed, and recorded by Anastasia Clarke.
Released as CD-R, edition of 50. Valerian 001: May 2011.





1. Upstream Salts

How do you ask yourself,
"If this were a river would I float?"
And if not, then it could be important
to build a raft:
your first system as an engineer.
2. Life in Vernal Pools

What does my electric sound sustain?
What does my electric – stain?

Cartograms – no sound to fear.

Only witnesses turning over rocks,
Long-left standing in streambeds.

What do I say to an island with no voice
caught up in rip-tide?
Tell us how you watched it wash away.
3. A Deep Undimming Light

I want to be more like you
when you go out alone
on the beach at night.
I don't need to walk beside you.

I sleep but I'm surrounded
by skunks on the beach at night.
The purple sky is haunted
with a deep undimming light.