Glitch Numbers (Mix)

A couple years ago my friend Justin (since1902) played a song from Ryoji Ikeda's 2008 album Test Pattern, which he described as a palette-cleanser for the ears. And so began my fondness for glitch music, particularly after encountering the collaborations between Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto (starting with their debut collaborative album Vrioon), where static, … Continue reading Glitch Numbers (Mix)

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Voices

Voices contains two sound pieces played on an analog synthesizer, both of which explore methods of gradually developing atmospheric soundscapes from single and sustained tones. In many ways these two pieces -- Nocturne and Vexation -- continue to pursue sounds and textures similar to those found in Snowfall, 3.13, Mandolin, and New York, New York. Unlike the previous three, … Continue reading Voices

Music from Yesterday (for Korbi and Katie)

Music from Yesterday is constructed from three sources of sound fed into a mixer and recorded directly to audio cassette tape. This was a matter of practicality rather than an intentional aesthetic choice, because a mixer of some sort is required to bring certain sources of sound to the surface. Having never worked with tape recording … Continue reading Music from Yesterday (for Korbi and Katie)