Chelsea Leventhal

Omega Adrift

42 channel Electroacoustic composition, 10'35" created during a residency at the Institute for music and acoustics at the Center for Art and Media (ZKM) in Karlsruhe, Germany.
2013
“ …a man who needed to live in a protective hollow, womb-like and world-sized, free of the leveling tendencies of events and human connections”

-Don Delillo, Point Omega

The starting point is the image of a protagonist who finds himself alone in the desert after retreating from civilization. The piece witnesses the creation and destruction of an intimate sphere of familiar sounds, the collapse of the fortress he’s built around himself, and the invasion of sonic fragments of a previous life, remembered or imagined.