Two things — a thou­sand things — meet face to face; two planets, the air on either side of a door, Leda and the Swan, Hemlock and Socrates, two hands, a river and the sea. Their or­bits and col­li­sions are his­tory and life, the brushing and breaking of edges. Bodies, a new work for oboe and piano, is about these meet­ings and res­ol­u­tions, about the border between being and not-being, where one body ends and an­other starts.

This was premiered by Emily Sleightholme, oboe, and Keith McAlister, piano, as part of the Distant Voices day fo­cusing on the music of John White and Nina Whiteman.

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    Chris Swithinbank is a British-Dutch com­poser who works with both acoustic in­stru­ments and elec­tronic sounds. He is cur­rently a stu­dent at Harvard University with Chaya Czernowin.
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