Music is invaluable in its ability to communicate emotions and ideas in a borderless language. The character in this story, a piano tuner, understands this. He finds his role as a kind of healer who brings these instruments back to life so they can communicate once again. The inspiration for this piece came from trying to tune a piano myself. As I was struggling to find the tuning, I began to hear the voice of the instrument. It was simply saying that its role was to give people music.
Carmen Braden is a composer and musician from Yellowknife. She creates contemporary instrumental, vocal, choral, and electroacoustic works. Her inspiration comes from her sonic environment.