Streams of Whispers was originally completed in October 2001 as a sound installation for the stairwell of the Latvian House in Toronto during an audio art residency at Charles Street Video. The idea behind the installation was to think of the stairwell as a place of migration or transition, or perhaps more figuratively like a current of water through which particles of sound flow from one point to another. The concert version included on this recording condenses the 45-minute composition for the installation into 12 minutes. All of the sound material used in the piece is derived from the spoken and whispered phonemes of the title.
Streams of Whispers was realized in 2002 at the composer’s studio and premiered on October 17, 2002 at the Bowling Green New Music and Art Festival (Bowling Green, OH, USA).