The Missisquoi River meets Lake Champlain in northern Vermont. In this place, sky and water make big horizons and a sense of open space unlike any other part of Vermont.
This country is more than essential to the Abenaki; a rich and fecund homeland.
The long, spacious composition below, made in the summer of 2020, is intended as a sonic land, sky, and waterscape: an elemental imagining in sound of this powerful and beautiful place. The slow, swelling glissandos, played on steel guitar, are analogue to the shapes, forms, and motions I perceive in this liminal locus. -KMB
Missisquoi Horizon 1
Painting by Kevin Macneil Brown,
watercolor and gouache on toned paper, June 2020.