Tag «fixed media»

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 …

Mancala Variations (2008)

In 2007, I began a weekly podcast of electroacoustic music. The intention was for me to create a new piece each week and send it out into the great vastness of the internet. At the beginning of 2008, I took a slightly different approach to the weekly pieces. Instead of composing many smaller works, I decided to …