Ears, Nose, & Throat

Ears, Nose & Throat is in four movements, each of about three minutes’ duration. Ears, Nose & Throat was written at the request of Alex Pauk, with the assistance of the Ontario Arts Council. It is written with very limited materials, some of which are based on basic animal rhythms of breathing and the heart. The result is a simple, impoverished music. It can also be heard as a critique of the illusory freedom promised by music of abundance—as heard for example in neo-Romanticism— and by the triumph of Capitalism. But it isn’t program music; listen as you please.