the Face, the Hands
2015 - Violin and Interactive Media - [7:30]
86,400 seconds elapse each day. How often do we, as humans, actually "experience" the seconds ticking by? How does our (im)perception of this constant pulse affect our thoughts, feelings, and actions? Listen as the violin explores rhythms and pulses inspired by this singular, steady beat. Do the seconds float in and out of your consciousness? Can you feel them?
Composed for solo violin and Max/MSP.
Loops for Lads and Lasses
2015 - 2 or 8-channel Live or Fixed Media
I. Lie Fist Butter [3:30]
II. Take Meow Tooth A [5:00]
[additional movements in progress]
The game "Mad Gab" involves players reading short, nonsensical phrases that, when spoken rapidly out loud, sound like a different word or phrase. This concept led to the title and construction of my Loops for Lads and Lasses, a series of new takes on children's songs featuring manipulated recorded voice. The compositions can be performed live for freedom of improvisation using Ableton Live (APC40 recommended), or can be played back from the recorded realization.
You may recognize some of the words and melodies of Loops for Lads and Lasses, but when they are electronically altered, looped, and expanded, they might be "be yawn duh wreck egg niche shun" and instead sound like "sum thin gnu."