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


Energy Shifts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=creQm9_ztqw Originally titled "synth beat, kinda sick," this track layers seven recordings of percussion and tonal sounds produced by a simple patch on the Korg MS-20 Mini. I patched the synthesizer as a drum kit based roughly on the settings in this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nH7iV3e8IHk   I used overdrive and two different tape delays, both from … Continue reading Energy Shifts

The American Spirit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdv9gAGryWs&t=19s This is an experiment in arpeggiation and transposition through the MIDI capabilities of the Korg MS-20 Mini and Logic Pro X, and incorporates reverb to emphasize the harmonic relationship between the chords being arpeggiated. I also used stereo delay to soften the sounds. Both effects help create harmonic overtones because the resonance of previously … Continue reading The American Spirit