Luke Stewart “1/17/2019”

On this 49 minute performance for double bass and amplifier, Luke Stewart shows off another side of his work. Deep, minimal drones levitate as the air flows around them as if they are tangible. Scrapes and plucks are like an ever-flowing heartbeat, sensing the dread to come as feedback slowly builds in the distance until it finally breaks through and cuts the drawn out solemn performance into shards. Stewart furiously wields his bow as he tries picking up all the pieces, evolving the piece into an ugly, wonderful howl.