Stones/Water/Time/Breath, by Dean Rosenthal
Stones/Water/Time/Breath was composed in 2012 on the island of Martha’s Vineyard at Edgartown Great Pond. The piece is frequently performed and the Edition Wandelweiser recording of 2019 contains performances in Newfoundland, Brooklyn, and other sites, including Wilbraham, and Woodstock. For more about Stones/Water/Time/Breath in much greater detail, and for translations of the score in French, German, Chinese, Spanish, and Polish, please visit: www.stonespiece.com, the companion site.
Dean Rosenthal is an American composer who writes instrumental and electrocoustic music. His music is called “thorny” and “modernist” by the New Yorker although much of it isn’t, like this score. His music is widely broadcast, performed, and choreographed in North America, Europe, and Asia. He plays the role of editor for Open Space publications and often collaborates with others to present work as well as performing in the duo, Daykah, with Karin Rosenthal. He is currently writing an oral history of American experimental music for Oxford University Press.