Published on December 5th, 2012 | by Ri


The musical composition Thorn is aptly named. Its relentless spiking attacks are placed into the context of the destructive machinations of Sumpter Oregon’s historic dredge and its insatiable churning in its quest for gold.

Harmonies are foregone in favor of unrelenting phrases requiring Molly herself to act as the dispassionate cog in the endlessly turning wheels of uncertain resolution.

Molly Barth – Flute
David Lang – Composer

Bluedot Productions – Filmmaking

Filmed at Oregon State Parks dredge in Sumpter Oregon.

Here’s some production shots:

Molly Barth acknowledges the support of the Office for Research, Innovation and Graduate Education, University of Oregon. 

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