SUAL Archives | 2007

Christopher DeLaurenti: Favorite Intermissions — listening room

Duration:     10‘35“    Favorite Intermissions (before petruskha)
Type:             Source recording provided by the artist

Favorite Intermissions

Secretly recorded at orchestral concerts across the country, Favorite Intermissions teems with unusual soundscapes, startling (and unintended) collective improvisations, and surprising, sometimes gritty sonic detail from the sacred space of the concert hall. All of the recordings on Favorite Intermissions are unedited with no overdubs of any kind.

Christopher DeLaurenti

is a Seattle-based composer, improvisor, and music writer. About his work, he writes, “My music, the offspring of my love affair with sound, incorporates murky atmospheres, unusual field recordings, everyday speech, and an array of instruments deployed in sometimes maniacal recombinant polyphony. I seek not only to capture the ordinary and extraordinary sounds of everyday life, but to bear witness to current crises that touch my conscience and impel me to respond.” Christopher’s music resides at along with many music-related essays, scores, and articles.

[info as of 12/2007]