Acclaimed musician Peter Silberman, best known as a member of The Antlers, has released an intimate and stirring new track called “Slips Away.” He will be performing a series of live dates beginning on November 7th.
Listen to “Slips Away” via YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c0A8E0c4dE
Silberman says of the song: “Alan Watts wrote, “The greater part of human activity is designed to make permanent those experiences and joys which are only lovable because they are changing.”
Like nearly everyone I know, I contend with this daily - to accept the transitory and experience shifting tectonic plates as passing clouds. I’ve dedicated much of the last few years’ creative effort to embracing this unflinching force of nature. Change is a heartbeat, evidencing life.
And so Slips Away is my preliminary meditation on this idea. The piece was written and recorded earlier this fall, largely in a secluded cabin upstate, surrounded by talkative crickets and tall old trees losing leaves.
I now recognize a bit of a paradox in attempting to capture transience in song, freezing a passing moment in space and time, preserving impermanence… so the best I can reconcile this is to think of Slips Away as a most basic reminder.”
Relax your grip,
release your hold.
You can’t predict
what might unfold.
Let go your clutch,
unclasp your hand.
That’s much too much
that all you have,
that all you own,
that all you need,
that all you know,
that all you learn,
that all you loathe,
that all you love,
that you behold
Peter Silberman Live Dates:
November 7 – Los Angeles, CA @ Resident
November 11 – San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall
November 14 – Seattle, WA @ Triple Door
November 16 – Portland, OR @ The Old Church
December 7 – London, UK @ Forge
December 8 – London, UK @ Forge