Works in Progress

Rhythm in Light Delays

I’m right about finished with the first draft of Light Delays. I haven’t used a totally rigid rhythmic process to write a piece in a while, so figured it would be worth noting what I did for when I inevitably go revise a couple things. And since I have a fancy new website…hey, blog post…

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Beat repeat

I think I finally got the electronics sorted for Mirror Smasher. I knew from the beginning that the pianists would need a click track, and that I’d rather pre-record the electronic part than do any live processing. In the spirit of the piece (breaking up material into small fragments), the first set of electronics is…

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Note on rhythm notation

Mirror Smasher, in its nine minute form for November 5, is pretty well done. By which I mean the piano parts are pretty well done – there’s still a ton to do with electronics and engraving. Regarding engraving, I ran into something that I thought might help other composers to know. Here’s an email I…

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1 year, 25 days

….since my last blog post. I’ve realized that I’ve been spending so much time on various projects that taking the time to write about said projects just hasn’t been a thing that’s going to happen. Then I was listening to Dennis Tobenski’s Music Publishing Podcast¬†the other week and he said that he liked to use…

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Player Piano Test for Resolves; concert this Sunday

On Sunday, June 8, at 7:30 PM, some other UCSB composers and musicians and I are putting on a concert at Geiringer Hall. It’ll be the premiere of my new piece Resolves, which is a semi-open score piece for player piano, electronics, strings, and optional percussion, bass, and clarinet. The player piano part is generated…

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