A piece in sonata form made from the sound of washing the dishes. Rather than the more traditional tonic and dominant, the first theme is presented in the “key” of water, and the second in the “key” of metal pot, then in the “key” of water. Read on
Written in 2013 while working cash at the local gas bar. Read on
This is a composition using only sounds from the Doepfer Modular system. Early electronic music appropriated lab equipment designed for physics and psychology experiments and turned it toward artistic ends. Over the years, the essential tools for analog electronic synthesis have largely remained the same: there are sources, and there are processors. What has changed is the tools have gotten smaller and more affordable, so that more musicians than ever can build complex electronic instruments from reconfigurable modules.
A piece in three movements, “Tuesday Lab Experiments” represents my exploration of some of the sonic possibilities of analog modular synthesis. In each one of the three movements, entitled Spectral Glow, Dance, and Storm, I navigate the sounds of the Doepfer modular system. Read on