Permanent (2017)

Modified Pierrot ensemble with percussion

Score written for the film by Therin Showalter and Zach Watt. Premiered at the Indiana University Cinema, March 5, 2017. 

Program Note:

Permanent is a story about a young couple dealing with the traumatic aftermath of an accident in which the male protagonist loses his ability to recall old memories, and cannot create new ones. One day, a box of sticky notes appears at his doorstep. When he holds a sticky note in his hand, he is able to recall a specific memory that is written on the sticky note. But as soon as he releases it, he cannot remember the memory any longer. This creates within him an obsession to desperately recount the past, and pushes the couple's relationship to the breaking point.