'Turning of the Day' is a challenging longform work in two parts, meant to be listened to in full, but at half-attention. Skeen recycles snippets of ambient sound from her household environment, from found cassettes, and scraps from the studio heap to assemble an aural body processing its own stuckness. Written for interstitial time, written for dawn, the small hours in which we churn on thoughts, the graveyard shifts of our minds. The gentle dread of blood rushing through ears. Music for half-dreams. Thawing music. Restrained music for waiting for reality to render.
Geneva Skeen is an artist and composer working in Los Angeles. Influenced by écriture féminine, alchemical metaphors, and a range of musical traditions ranging from holy mysticism to industrial, Skeen works with recordings, voice, architecture, mixed instrumentation, and software processing. Her performances, publications, and installations focus on the contrast between the finite resources of our physical landscapes, their infinite digital representations, and the relationships between perception, attention, and trauma. Her solo releases include works on Room40, Dragon’s Eye Recordings, and Crystalline Morphologies. She is an MFA candidate in the Music/Sound program at Bard, a recipient of the Touch Mentorship program, and a member of VOLUME, a curatorial collective focused on sound-based practices.