"E: Vespers" is a single-channel video collaboration between composer Mara Gibson and visual artist Rebecca Dolan. The audio, it is part of a series of works composed for a variety of electronics and live instruments inspired by the aural trajectory of an eclipse. The video is part of a series focused on the horizon as a point of locus and grounding.
An eclipse is the obscuration of light, an emotional reduction or loss of splendor, status, and/or a reputation that forces us to examine our mortality. Ironically, in this space, magnetism and opposition join - awe and fear combine to create a truly phenomenal example of the interconnectedness of experience. This mirrors out to perception.
General formal and thematic material for the series include: the trajectory of an eclipse visually through time, the harmonic series and consonance and dissonance fading in and out between very "real" and "unreal" sounds.”
The ebb and flow of the ocean and the veiling of the horizon mirror this visually.