Anamnesis (2017)

horn and electronics

9 minutes

commissioned by Lin Foulk Baird



Anamnesis, for horn and live electronics, draws its title from a concept in Plato’s epistemological theory that knowledge is innate to humans from previous incarnations and that learning is the rediscovery of already possessed knowledge. As discourse become more polarized and the factualness of information becomes increasing blurred, society is forgetting its already acquired skills of reason and compromise. This work expresses the shock and ensuing disorientation of trying to reason in a time when reason is rejected.