Monthly Archives: October 2011

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Friday’s Sounding #10

This is a short study of an attempt to create material for a drone based on multiple levels  of sound and how volume in one layer can take the ear away from the other layers for moment. Such an activity … Continue reading

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Friday’s Sounding #9 (Anyone from Teaneck?)

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The Lounge Pianist (2005) was originally for a vocalizing pianist. I arranged the piece for jazz trio (piano, drums and bass) and made a midi version. Here is the middle section: [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

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Friday’s Sounding #8

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[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Plexus is a short piece (six minutes) for flute (doubling piccolo), harp, viola and cello.

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Friday’s Sounding #7

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An excerpt from Silent Moon for orchestra that explores the mutable elasticity of sound. The inspiration for this piece was a part of Giacomo Leopardi’s poem Canto notturno di un pastore errante dell’ Asia: Soft and clear is the night and without wind, … Continue reading

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Why I Didn’t Embrace Electro-acoustic Music

I have been aware of synthesizers since I was in high school around 1976. In fact, I wrote an essay for a writing class about how in the future synthesizers would replace acoustic instruments. This has partly come true, hasn’t it? When … Continue reading

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