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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Faithful Parcel (Charlie Passarell, drums)

Charlie Passarell and I have known each other since high school and have only recently started to play together after developing a considerable friendship that withstood the different trajectories our lives took over the years. Over these years he’s become … Continue reading

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Snowfall, 3.13

“Snowfall, 3.13” is a supplementary track to Sounds in Slower Motion, which I briefly described in an entry last evening. Of the three collected tracks, “Snowfall” is perhaps the calmest and most ambient, and I hope that those who enjoy the work … Continue reading

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Sounds on Tape

Sounds on Tape is a collection of the first five sound pieces I made incorporating sound recorded on audio cassette. Of the five pieces here only the first, four contain audio samples from a box of cassettes I found in my grandmother’s … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Elsie

“Elsie” was my first attempt at combining a piano and the Korg MS-20 Mini synthesizer. The piano is the virtual Una Corda, a VST created by Native Instruments in collaboration with the composer Nils Frahm. The VST is unique in its … Continue reading

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