Jason Rosewell at UnSplash
But what a goal! The space between noises, notes and words seems to contain every sound–much like the shade white is said to contain every colour, and yet is simply white. But as opposed to flattening your senses, silence opens all the receptors.
In the Duo for Violin & Piano by R. Murray Schafer, we hear the forceful piano chords, the gaping silence afterwards…it’s like someone jarring silence after someone slams a door. What happened? What’s going to happen? What are you expecting?
This recording by Duo Concertante won a JUNO Award for the composer in 2011.
Timothy Steeves & Nancy Dahn – Duo Concertante