Ec(s)tasis is a slowly evolving sound piece that takes half an hour to move from very slow to very fast. All the while, the underpinning is a ‘seed’ phrase of 19 notes in a pattern of 188.8.131.52.5. This creates a diverse yet unified piece.
This pattern itself is derived from a photographic sequence of ripples in water. Fractal variations of the 19 note ‘seed’ are overlaid to create a myriad of sonic textures, from very elongated and slow to very fast and pizzicato. The patterns eventually get so fast and so dense that the notes loose their individuality and merge into a single ‘cloud’ of sound that is quite like the introductory slow phrases.
The (s)tasis score picks up where Ec(s)tasis ends and moves further into sonic space.
This music creates a great ambient background for use in a studio to stimulate people who are being creative. Both Ec(s)tasis and (s)tasis together make a perfect soundtrack for intimacy.
The philosophical implication is that everything is made of the same stuff, no matter how different it may appear on the surface.