Narrative Works

Helen Thorington. Parrot Talk

Helen Thorington. Parrot Talk

Parrot Talk is a work about repetition and entropy, told with recordings from Parrot Jungle, Miami, Florida, a Sousa march, carnival music, feedback, static and other anathema of the broadcast world. In Thorington’s childhood, children sang the Sousa march with the following words: “Be kind to your web-footed friends, for…

Helen Thorington . 9.11.01 Scapes

Helen Thorington . 9.11.01 Scapes

a collaboration with Jo-Anne Green 9.11.01 Scapes was composed to accompany a series of collaged images created by Jo-Anne Green the day New York’s World Trade Center was attacked. Green’s palette consisted of  NASA images of earth and photographs of diatoms and ground Zero. Each Scape consists of multiple layers. …