Longform Editions acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the traditional owners of the land upon which we operate.

Longform Editions
A gallery for listening

Lori Scacco is a composer and producer based in New York City. Using micro-sound, melody, resonance, and analogue and digital processing, she creates liminal, elemental music through synthesis. Her scores and site-specific installations span the worlds of art, film, classical dance, and performance. Select commissions have been presented by the Joyce Theater (NY), the Lancaster Museum of Art and History (CA), the Miller Theatre (NY), and MoMA PS1 (NY), as well as film festivals worldwide. Scacco has been an ensemble member of Savath + Savalas and Helado Negro, and is one half of psych-folk duo Storms with Eva Puyuelo (Savath + Savalas). She has remixed patten, Holopaw, Certain Creatures, Same Waves, and more recently Leverage Models. She released her first solo album, Circles, on Prefuse 73’s Eastern Developments imprint, and was the co-founder and guitarist of Seely, the first American band on Too Pure. Her last solo output is 2018’s Desire Loop, on Mysteries of the Deep, and her most recent work is the score to Another Hayride, a documentary by Matt Wolf.

Artist notes

I wasn’t quite sure what to say about this piece, or about art that is made or not made in a pandemic. I started on it well before New York City went into lockdown in March of 2020, paused through a long period of collective trauma and reckoning (social, political, personal), and finished it in June of 2021. If anything it’s a map, tracing a suspended reality in which the chronology of routine was my pendulum. And more than about deep listening, it became about time—the way music reveals itself with duration; a pathway to opening up; an illumination.

“Sounds silence ordinary language, put it to sleep. Music is the vibration of time itself in an uninterrupted surge, the modulation of thinking, the moon's hidden side, making time inevitable.” Etel Adnan, ‘Surge’, 2018