cc:me is an hour and seventeen minute long continuous electroacoustic composition commissioned by Elaine Whittaker for her Cc:me art installation, which premiered in March of 2012 in Toronto. It’s available to the public for high-quality download at Bandcamp.com. You can listen to it for free by clicking the Play button at the top of this post (Flash required). This version is slightly modified from the installation version: it has an extra 5 minutes at the tail, allowing the piece to end rather than loop continuously as it does in the installation.
Because it was originally composed as an ambient accompaniment to a physical art installation, listening to the piece as a stand-alone composition for its full duration can be an extreme experience, primarily due to its length and slow pace. The piece evolves through 7 episodes, with the opening theme resurfacing and subsiding, before restating itself in its entirety to bracket and close the piece. Episodes transition into each other gradually and seamlessly, evoking a journey through a highly textured landscape with significant auditory events as landmarks along the way.