by Dan Senn
In Three Sections
duration 8-9 minutes
Piano Trio: Piano, Violin and 'Cello
The Settling was written in the autumn of 2019 for piano trio (piano, violin, 'cello). The first section was composed at Waterhouse Studio in Watertown, Wisconsin, the second and third in Prague at the composer's Smíchov Studio. The banner photo above was taken at Freshwater Lookout north of Sydney, Australia, in 2019 and is of Caroline Senn.

This work is dedicated to Andrew Lewis Senn, Jr, born in 1886 and his partner, Alice gStalder Senn, born in 1890, both of whom lived, farmed in Bush Valley near the mighty Mississippi River raising a family of five wonderful children including my father, Harold Alton Senn.

The title of this work refers to the metaphorical settling of dust as we see more clearly the forces that have shaped our lives. The work, however, was was not made to symbolize this only coming to this representaton later on. Another retrofitted metaphor. You may choose your own allegory or, better still, listen without limitations. A file requires a name. DS

The full score and parts are available from the composer but may be previewed as a video by clicking here A sound only version of the piece can be heard by clicking the play button below.

Dan Senn (Prague-Watertown) is an intermedia artist working in music composition and production, kinetic sound sculpture, experimental and documentary film. He has been a professor of music and art in the United States and Australia and travels internationally as a lecturer, performer and installation artist. He lives in Prague where he directs the Echofluxx festivals, and Watertown, Wisconsin, the USA, with his partner-collaborator, Caroline Senn. Dan's work moves freely between expressive extremes and languages depending upon the aesthetic joust at hand. Dan is cofounder of Roulette Intermedium in New York City and the Echofluxx media festivals in Prague. (read more).