Exsact-0

Exsact-0 (2018) offers the saxophonist a way to situate themselves within the total configuration between the live performance with their instrument and the electronic sounds managed by the Max patch I have designed. In Exsact-0, the score is meant to provide a player a ‘way into’ managing his/her interaction with a laptop. I began developing this work, […]

recent artist residency

  Ensemble Mise-en offers short residencies located in brooklyn; mine was intended for designing live electronics for my new 4-hand piano piece. Initially in my thinking, I intended this work to draw from elements of score, Max patch, Jitter patch, and two pianists (one performing ‘inside’ the piano, the other with the keyboard); typically, I […]

Recent listening pt.2

Ryuichi Sakamoto Async–Remodels; Oneohtrix Point Never, Electric Youth, Alva Noto, Arca, Motion Graphics, Fennesz, Johann Johannsson, Yves Tumor, S U R V I V E, Andy Stott, Cornelisu (2017, Commons • Milan), Alva Noto +Ryuichi Sakamoto with Ensemble Modern utp_ (2009, Raster-Noton), Diamond D The Diam Piece (2014, Dymond Mine Records), Giya Kancheli Symphony No.2 (1970), Eddie Harris The Electrifying Eddie Harris, Plug […]

Recent listening pt 1

not in any particular order- John Abercrombie / Marc Johnson / Peter Erskine (1989,ECM), Fennesz+Sakamoto (2007, Touch), Scofield, Swallow & Nussbaum Live in Copenhagen (1980, youtube), Fennesz Black Sea (2008, Touch), Eno Textures (1989, Standard Music Library), Eno Thursday Afternoon (1985, E.G.), Sakamoto & Noto Insen (2005, Raster-Noton r-n065), MFDoom Special Herbs Vol.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0 (2001-2005, Female Fun/High Times/Nature Sounds/Shaman Works), J Dilla Dillatronic (2015, […]

‘colour’

Here is a screenshot of the Max patch for my work Exsact-0(2018), for tenor saxophone and electronics. This work requires a saxophonist to perform with the patch(above), confronting the player with a range of digital processing techniques; in some cases, the electronic sound which results, can be viewed as extending the saxophonist’s performance. Initially, I envisioned these […]

Current Practice

With regards to my creative practice, I am currently exploring notions of interdependency and musical interaction in two new compositions; a work for piano duo(4-hand) and electronics which will include video, and a cello, piano and electronics work. In both works, I construct the performance system(s) in Max and/or Jitter. My strategy here, when connecting […]