Category «Recordings»

New recording – Cursed Motives

Over the weekend, composer/organist Carson Cooman sent me an organ realization of my open-instrumentation work Cursed Motives. It was such a great rendition that I asked him if I could post it here. He didn’t have a problem with it, so here it is! He even made a YouTube video for it, if you’d rather …

Near Burning for fixed media (2005)

I first read “Near Burning” around 1997 when my in-laws gave me an anthology of contemporary poetry. The imagery and language provoked a strong emotional and spiritual reaction. For almost a decade I returned to the poem as a vehicle for contemplation. In 2005, I felt musically able to respond to the emotions and ideas …

Bad Villager for fixed media (2007)

Bad Villager was inspired by a news story (and photographs) of a Bösendorfer piano falling off the back of a loading truck. Someone was quick enough with a camera to take pictures but I wish that someone would have been equally quick with a microphone. All of the samples come from the Freesound user batchku’s …

Blue Jaunte for fixed media (2007)

The inspiration for this work comes from Alfred Bester’s sci-fi classic The Stars My Destination. Gully, the anti-hero of the story, is taken to the prison Gouffre Martel, a place of total darkness and isolation. Many inhabitants of the prison become mad within this total isolation and end their lives with a “blue jaunte” in …

Carnival Daring-Do video collaboration with Carla Poindexter (2007)

In quantum physics, there is no such thing as negative space. Everything is filled. In the animated short, Carnival Daring-Do, inevitably propelled characters journey into fields of energized micro and macro space, in a mind-expanding reverie touching on current philosophic preoccupations, cosmic homesickness, and lyrical emotions. “You find yourself floating high above a rolling gray, …