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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Propositional (electronics and piano)

I came across an old recording from a period where my audio interface was on the fritz and producing a great deal of static, which I sampled and organized in 2:24:17 837 AM, which inspired an interest in Propositional after its rather accidental creation. The idea of incorporating artifacts from performance and recording has always struck … Continue reading Propositional (electronics and piano)

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

Not Even the Rain / Sound Check

"Not Even the Rain" is the first piece I tried composing for a piano and string instrument, and quickly developed from a simple duet into a series of sound manipulations. The original score was prepared for Linda Wogulis to play bass and accompany myself on the piano, though these sounds together were later recorded separately … Continue reading Not Even the Rain / Sound Check