STARGAZE 2012 [Track 2 from Dreamsura] by zacharyhuff published on 2012/07/03 07:24:52 +0000 Stargaze, written and produced in 2012, presents this unique blend of morphing texture, intricately jagged percussion, and a rich, yet restrained, harmonic palette. Huff has described his recent work, especially the piece being performed today, as an attempt to build a complete, immersive journey. This journey, in particular, chronicles the story of a primitive form of life which unknowingly resides on the surface of a drifting asteroid, soaring through space with its sight set on a nearing celestial body. Juxtaposed against this narrow, innocent perspective is a civilization brought to awe and humility by the discovery of this looming threat. Additionally, all of the sounds heard in Stargaze are constructed by Zachary. Through the implementation of numerous techniques, from field recording and spectral morphing to granular synthesis and re-sampling, Huff is able to achieve a completely personal and unique ensemble for each piece. Naturally, this process in conjunction with composition often result in pieces that take an enormous amount time to complete. Stargaze, sitting at 9:51, was written over the course of two months, demanded over 120 hours of actual working time and will surely capture the attention of audiences, regardless of demographic.