Gravity’s Self-Portrait 
for guitar and electronic sounds
It is often easy and natural for us to live as if we’re at the center of our universe, or the lead actors in a film chronicling our daily lives. From this perspective, it seems that we are stationary objects; that forces, events, and people act upon us, orbit around us. As I was writing this piece, I was imagining this perspective inverted — what if we are the active bodies, the supporting actors, reacting to and against a giant other force? The feeling of weight, of gravity pushing upon us, is a familiar one. But what is gravity feeling as we act upon it?
Gravity’s Self-Portrait was written for Alexandros Drymonitis, and was premiered by him in Athens, Greece in 2009.