A crack, split, or break in something.
Synonyms: crack, fault, flaw, split, break, breach, fissure, fracture, space, aperture… There are a number of different meanings of Rift permeating this work. The deliberate destruction of source materials allow for the creation of gestures that permit the fracturing and breaking of the sonic space. One of the pieces principle functions is an exploration of relationships between sound and silence.
The silences that punctuate the sonic canvas throughout Rift are intended to allow the listener to reflect on events in the work, and anticipate what might follow.
Rift was realized during summer 2015 in the studios of the Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre, Leicester, UK.