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The Space Between: A Sound Trilogy

by Mary Edwards



1. The Sweet Curve

2. I Could Live Forever (in a day like today)

3. For The Time Being

THE SPACE BETWEEN: A SOUND TRILOGY reflects the conflict of desire and uncertainty that seems to simultaneously haunt the intimate—if sometimes interim—spaces of an airport, a woodland and an ocean, each drawing on the relationship we have with temporality, where the anticipation of travel or movement often overshadows the destination. The ambience signifies the essence and impermanence of nature and architecture, evoking both absence and presence through sound. I practice what Juhani Pallasmaa calls "Sensuous Minimalism," where a certain neutrality, restraint and silence are an inherent quality of the discipline: "The significance (of architecture) is not in its material form, but in its capacity to reveal deeper layers of existence".

“...an intriguing and important project which hopes to subversively acknowledge the role of humans in the way architecture functions (or doesn’t) in our culture. Mary Edwards hopes to take space back for all of us, not through seizure of property or the redefinition of place, but through the use of melody and phrasing and multi-aural overlay.”
—Katt Lissard

“...not only has Mary Edwards built a resonant dialogue among disciplines, she has amassed a body of work bound together by common themes, of the nature and philosophy of space, of the place of home and the power of nostalgia and, of the effects of all of these things on both the fixed and fluid aspects of identity and experience.”
—Daniel Alexander Jones

“…Mary Edwards is sensitive to aesthetic spaces.There is a sense of a grand nostalgia, a wonderment of Modernist sensibility and individualism within her compositional subjects...Mary results in finding and creating spaces between that are intimate, romantic and idyllic."
—Laiwan Chung

“...quite resonant.”
—Laura Koplewitz


released October 30, 2020

Composed and performed by Mary Edwards



Mary Edwards New York, New York

Mary Edwards is a composer, songwriter and sound artist whose projects range from recordings and performances "evocative of epic cinematic soundtracks combined with lyrical intimacy..." (Time Out NY), to immersive environmental and architectural sound installations. Themes of temporality, impermanence, nostalgia, longing, childhood and the natural world are interspersed throughout her work. ... more


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