Deep Beneath the Feet
Soprano (Alto) Saxophone, Tenor Trombone, Tuba, Guitar, Percussion, audio-visual fixed media
The piece emerged from an acoustic interest in the rhythm of footsteps during a walk. Whether it’s walking, running, or wandering around, the act of traveling on foot is a sound-making experience. Each time our foot comes in contact with the earth, we are vibrating the planetary surface on a microscopic level. The work imagines our footsteps echoing deep down below us, listening to the earth resonate, and journeying through the spherical layers: the soil, the mantle, and the inner core.
As you experience the piece, I invite you to draw attention to the soles of your feet. Imagine you have roots growing down into the earth, and they keep expanding down through the plant’s core. Let the sound enter through your feet and inhabit your entire body.
Premiered on December 16, 2021 by Tacet(i) Ensemble at International Composition Institute of Thailand 2021
Pisol Manatchinapisit, saxophone
Siravith Kongbandalsuk, trombone
Sakda Prachumchana, tuba
Worrapat Yansupa, guitar
Kantapong Rakbankerd, percussion
Noppakorn Auesirinucroch, ensemble director