This piece was written for the Disquiet Junto Project 0274: Broken Sound
1. vibrations that travel through the air or another medium and can be heard when they reach a person’s or animal’s ear.
2. sound produced by continuous and regular vibrations, as opposed to noise.
Together this gives us, “Vibrations that travel through the air or another medium produced by continuous and regular vibrations, as opposed to noise.”
Broken sound would be a genre where sound is interrupted by noise. Instead of this being a competition between the two or one getting in the way of the other, this piece has the two working together.
In 1976 I created a number of piece of music using the only tools available to me at the time, two reel-to-reel tape recorders. Rory Tory is the only piece that survives today and is a little over 45 minutes in length. I have taken a section near the end of the piece and given it accompaniment by flute, two clarinets, horn and bassoon.