We are excited to announce the release of Time’s Arrow, a new collection of works by Bay Area composer Christopher Luna-Mega available TODAY on Other Minds Records.
Christopher Luna-Mega has carved out a unique niche in contemporary composition, sculpting music that reveals and sonifies hidden corners of the natural world. He takes environmental sounds, spanning from crinkling leaves to water droplets, and translates them into stunning and complex scores for acoustic instruments and electronics in an effort to examine humankind’s own dialectic relationship with nature.
In the liner notes of Time’s Arrow, writer Diego Villaseñor describes Luna-Mega’s process of “environmental sonic translation” as a slow process of deep listening to environmental sound, whether recorded or live, and devising “specific strategies to parametrize and notate…the most hidden and interesting aspects” of those environments. Within Luna-Mega’s practice, nature is a guide both in a structural, formal sense and in a spiritual sense. Time’s Arrow points towards the multiplicity of approaches necessary to not only understand our world but to appreciate and learn to live in harmony with it.