This music was inspired by my thoughts regarding age and passing time. Sometimes time does not pass swiftly enough, yet on other occasions it moves by too quickly. During the ageing process one’s experience of time passing speeds up (days, weeks, months and years go by more quickly than ever), while one’s bodily functions gradually slow down. Thus, the concept behind the piece developed into the idea of ‘slowing down’, which is represented in the music by a process in which intensity, variability and volatile activity gradually tend towards calmness. In a sense, the music is concerned with the processes of change.
10_35_70 is dedicated to my father, Peter Seddon, and my nephew, Samuel Seddon. It was made 2006–2007 in the composer’s own studio and at the electroacoustic music studios of City University, London.
10_35_70 received a Special Mention in the Foundation Destellos Third International Competition of Electroacoustic Composition and Visual-music (2010).