strong words, softly spoken

Words have tremendous power. Even the quietest whisper can yield devastating effects. strong words, softly spoken explores the potential energy captured within words and their ability to arouse different feelings in different people. The human voice was the only source sound used in this composition.

strong words, softly spoken begins with a hushed, chaotic texture. As the words release some of their power, they become increasingly audible and less confused until single words can be heard. Finally they crash back into a chaotic state, and although they are indistinguishable, they create a powerful and frantic climax.

strong words, softly spoken is dedicated to Rachel Holstead.

It has been performed at the Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music (2002), the Pulse Field International Exhibition of Sound Art (Georgia State University) and on various internet and local radio stations.