faraway music,

a genre of organized sounds listened to from a distance — muted, muffled, mixed with natural noises of wind, sea, wildlife, distorted by open-air reflections and resonances. Often arhythmic, slow and articulate, faraway music is otherwise diverse; its stylistic divisions correspond to natures states or regions (mountainous, coastal, arborous music, “tempest rock”) but also include “techno faraway” styles that draw inspiration from “soundscapes of busier ages.” By the nature of the art, farawayers are not an isolated scene, the music having a literally universal reach: a travelers “lightful memory” of a faraway tune borders on a cliche, as does an intake “mingling with a barely audible melody.” ■    A faraway performance has no precise place and time; its typically long (a day or more) and very dependent on weather and local conditions. Audience would gather long before the announced date, coming and leaving alone or in family-sized groups — sparsened within many miles of the orchestra, well outside each others' privacy bubbles. A faraway concert is necessarily an improvisation even when using a palette of prearranged themes; as the voicers (static or floating) blend their sound layers, performers whisk around to track and constantly adjust the acoustics.

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