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The Black Moon

by Sean Hayward

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I 04:11
II 05:23
III 02:12


This album was written as accompaniment to a dance choreographed by Bryanna Brock. The dance describes the complex progression of her uncle, who was diagnosed with ALS. As he loses his ability to speak and move, a tension emerges between acceptance, frustration, tragedy, and inevitability.


released December 28, 2017

Chris Williams - trumpet


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Sean Hayward Los Angeles, California

A composer, performer, researcher, lecturer, and ethnomusicologist based in Surakarta, Central Java and Los Angeles, California. I love making new and interesting combinations of seemingly unrelated sounds, often to tell stories. Some of my favorite sounds include calung Banyumas, Javanese gamelan, minimalist music, Balkan folk, extreme metal, and ancient tuning systems. ... more

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