Composition

 
 

Verdacht: piece for viola and live electronics

verdacht.png

Verdacht is a piece written for viola and live electronics in which post-digital techniques collide with string playing. The “suspicious” (verdächtig) element here is that collision: where the viola does not belong, an uncanny fate for an ancient instrument made of wood, hair, and entrails. All electroacoustic music finds itself in this situation, but my goal is to push the “electro” and “acoustic” dimensions to opposite extremes.

Accepted to NIME 2017, NYCEMF 2017


Dahinterstehend: a piece for DrumKat

Dahinsterstehend is an interactive piece for the DrumKat controller. The interface provides a simple countdown rule to the performer that generates the compositional structure by determining the progression of the soundworlds.

First Performed by Fred Kennedy @ Grant Recital Hall, Brown University.

Performed by Vanessa Tomlinson @ ICMC 2013, Perth, Western Australia.


Screen Shot 2018-02-14 at 12.57.32 PM.png
1487191012858.jpeg

Marblz: a multichannel network performance piece

A quadraphonic networked game for four player-performers. Sounds enter into causal relations with the others at the quadrophonic nodes, which function as interactive stereo fields. Independently of the network, the patch works as a unique symthesis tool. Players can utilize this feature to exclude themselves from the game, temporarily disrupting the network triggers. In this mode, an individual node becomes recursive and self-contained, rather than passing its output to the next player.

With Bridget Feral, Caroline Park, and Asha Tamirisa. Performed at Wesleyan University, September, 2013.


Altos Transferre II: acousmatic works from processed viola

Experimental, acousmatic works built up from live improvisation on the viola, processing and reprocessing in Max, and sequencing in Logic.


Tacna Suite: four pieces for viola and live electronics

Tacna is a suite of four notated composition for viola and live electronics. Two custom M4L objects designed by me, Arvo and Holst, are used thematically throughout the suite. Tacna was filmed in studio and explores digital and post-digital sound, including noise, procedural looping, spectral processing, and granulated delay.

t1.png
t2.png
  “Arvo” Plugin : Predominant use in  Tacna Two

“Arvo” Plugin: Predominant use in Tacna Two

t3.png
t4.png
  “Holst” Plugin : predominant use in  Tacna Four

“Holst” Plugin: predominant use in Tacna Four


Altos Transferre I: acousmatic works from processed viola

Experimental, acousmatic works built up from live improvisation on the viola, processing and reprocessing in Max, and sequencing in Logic.


1509754951753.png

Thema: process piece for live input

Thema is an application I designed that performs signal processing on recorded input. The processes are built on four loops that are too extended to be granular (micro-scale), but too contracted to be gesturally significant (meso-scale).