for bass clarinet (doubling upper and lower joints B flat clarinet), bass flute (doubling C flute body), and percussion
rehearsal recording at Comfort Station. November, 2016. performed by: Deidre Huckabay, Jeff Kimmel, Sam Scranton
(2016) Distance From You and Distance From Each Other was written by Sam Scranton in close, extended collaboration with Deidre Huckabay and Jeff Kimmel. It contains text supplied by them both and could not have been made without their work and knowledge.
Distance From You and Distance From Each Other is an evening-length meditation for three performers. Each player triangulates between active meditation, listening, and performance. The players meditate on distance at astronomical and interpersonal scales with special attention to technological mediation and care. The players listen to each other and to themselves. The players perform on augmented flutes, clarinets, tubes, and percussion. What results is an atmosphere of intense personal focus nested in a broader sense of communion between performer, sound, and audience.