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About this Piece

Thomas Meadowcroft is an Australian composer and musician living in Berlin, where he has been based since 1998. His music has been described as “reaching an inexpressible purity” (Le Monde), “nerve torture” (Süddeutsche Zeitung), and “dreamy post-rock” (New York Times). His work involves notated compositions for acoustic instruments and electronics, performance and improvisation in various musical contexts, sound installations, as well as music for theatre and film.

Walkman Antiquarian (2014) was commissioned by Yarn/Wire/Currents, an ongoing collaboration of ISSUE and the piano and percussion quartet Yarn/Wire. The work makes use of various combinations of music technologies in order to make clear the dizzying and ever accelerating use of technology in music making and consumption, and this technology’s effect upon the ability to think in longer blocks of time.