This was a piece built to explore the capabilities of my Chromesthesia technology, built to directly visualise sound as coloured light.
The title comes from Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf:
“a particular hush, or solemnity; an indescribable pause; a suspense [...] before Big Ben strikes. There! Out it boomed. First a warning, musical; then the hour, irrevocable. The leaden circles dissolved in the air.“
I originally called the piece ‘Big Round Circles’, which is what the score still says. I later realised I’d misquoted (and butchered) the original quote and changed it to just Circles.
This eventually became my Seeing Sound: A Chromesthesia Concert project!
You can read the technical documentation and the score below.