Evi Yundt asked me to arrange Orders, a piece I wrote in 2002, so that it could be performed by her group Lunatics at Large.  As soon as I started arranging it, it became clear that the result would be a new work that both incorporates Orders and comments on Orders from a ten year perspective. 

    Exploring concepts of memory and cyclical time, I juxtapose documentary audio snippets of the very first performance of Orders (June in Buffalo, 2003) with the newly written acoustic material.  Those pre-recorded samples are distorted in order to suggest distance, either temporal or spatial, between the layers of acoustic and electronic material. 

    My intention was to enable simultaneous sounding of different levels of the "time spiral."

Spell No. 5