This composition grew out of five short samples of note production on a harpsichord. These samples were then strung together to mimic the trajectory of a sounding note on that instrument: attack/articulation, sustain, and then the abrupt cut off release. Purchase the CD.
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 …
This work is derived from various paper, paper cutter, and fire sounds. Special thanks to the Freesound Project and David McIntire for providing most of the samples.
Almost Shiny was composed in the summer of 2008 and was a part of the 60×60 International Mix in 2009. The work’s extended counterpart, Shiny, was a finalist for VI Concurso Internacional de Miniaturas Electroacusticas that same year. The sound sources come from David McIntire’s wacky bag of magical noises. ]
This short duet was composed for the “Fifteen Minutes of Fame” opportunity that Zentripetal offered in February of 2011. When I began writing this piece, it was something different. As I was putting the finishing touches on that earlier version of the score, a “what if I…” hit me out of the blue. I cut …
When I was asked to write a short piece (between 1 and 100 seconds) for two saxophones and pre-recorded audio, I had no choice but to turn to the 1980s for help. I played around with various iconic tenor sax licks found in my favorite pop bands of the period that used saxes (Huey Lewis and …
Usually when I write a long and slow melody I fixate on the interval of a whole step. This one fixates on a third. I think I might be growing as an artist. Composed for William Bruce Curlette’s “Fifteen Minutes of Fame” Download the score: Comfortable Silences
I composed this piece for the Fifteen Minutes of Fame written for harpist Alyssa Reit. I became obsessed with the musical content years ago but have yet to find a satisfactory home for it. I could listen to it forever and decided to carve off a chunk for this opportunity. Download the score: .000001%
I composed this piece for Conway Kuo’s “Fifteen Minutes of Fame.” The idea was simple, just a high-pitched jittery idea that doesn’t go away. A rich melody wants to emerge but doesn’t get far. Download the score: Twitch
Number stations are mysterious transmissions over short-wave radio frequencies. A typical transmission emerges from static, may include a recording of a folk tune, and then someone speaks a string of numbers. I’ve been listening to recordings of these a lot recently… composed for Kenji Haba’s “Fifteen Minutes of Fame” Download the score: Number Station