Simple arrangement and adaptation of piece XXVI in Béla Bartók's "Music for Children." Sounds like springtime.
Dusty optimistic cinematic music sketch from the edge of summer. Music created in Logic/Kontakt using a variety of samples; visuals in After Effects.
Unstable glitch-chorale to accompany light reading.
Collaborative extra-terrestrial transmissions recorded with percussionist Mitch Shiner (mitchshinermusic). SuperCollider synths played with a MalletKat MIDI controller. Any transmission to outer space is bound to be sent using technology that will be obsolete here on Earth by the time it reaches beings elsewhere in the universe, so this piece was recorded directly to cassette tape before being transmitted to you fellow humans via SoundCloud.
Here’s a Processing sketch that I recently converted to p5.js to make it more easily shareable online. This algorithm uses Perlin noise to scale a grid of independent rectangles, creating subtle fluid-like motion in the masonry layout.
I really love wallpaper. I love how it's a material that has to find a right balance between being aesthetically pleasing but ultimately ignored, like smooth jazz or elevator music.
I also don't think that concrete is as solid and simple as we often believe it to be. I live in a city full of cracked sidewalks, crumbling bricks, and potholes. These decaying urban materials gradually take on an increasingly organic quality, as nature and the elements gradually reclaim the landscape.
This piece was created in Supercollider using the harmonies from the jazz standard "Autumn Leaves." Some further processing and griminess was done in Logic.
My contribution to the beautiful, haunting duo by howthenightcame and ikjoyce. I recently gathered up some old tape machines that have been (literally) gathering dust in my attic and brought them to the studio to clean up and use for creative projects. My Portastudio MF-P01 creates this beautiful, shimmery warble to the high end, even after cleaning the heads. I recorded several different improvisations over the duo directly into the Portastudio with my 69 Telecaster Thinline and recorded the tape into Pro Tools via a True P-Solo preamp. I added some Valhalla Vintage Verb after aligning and comping in PT.
I then decided to try a Basinski/Lucier approach and recorded the output of PT back into the Portastudio, repeating this process six times to degrade the recording futher. Each subsequent pass has more 'verb applied. I helped the degradation along by manually flanging the cassette.
Sharing my design for rigid fiberglass sound absorber panels that I developed for Chair Company, along with step-by-step building instructions. These panels use steel framing, which makes them incredibly rigid and lightweight.Read More
My first attempt at a Disquiet Junto, building upon burn's wonky tritone-based guitar piece. I used Dave Pendle's Ghost Dulcitone instrument to create an undulating counterpoint to the unpredictable guitar part. Half the fun (and challenge) was trying to follow burn's harmonies. The percussive, overblown flute part adds momentum. Both parts were dirtied up and delayed a bit to fit in behind the guitar.
The biggest challenge was not being able to rely on stereo delays or reverb to create a sense of space. It was a good challenge, having to mix my part around the guitar without any panning or stereo effects.
Recently I've been pushing myself to write music with lots of notes. This has coincided with me collaborating with a mallet percussionist, and the Dulcitone parts I wrote for this piece draw a lot of inspiration from marimba patterns.
Going deeper with Lissajous curves to build these cyanotype-like images. I coded some functions to generate different waveforms (square wave, saw wave, triangle wave) by stacking harmonics of the fundamental sine waves. Coded in Processing.
“Truth is found neither in the thesis nor the antithesis, but in an emergent synthesis which reconciles the two.” - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Ambient granular experiments using Logic's Alchemy.
Granular crystals and modulated filter drums.
Two atmospheres with formant filtering and bitcrushing.
Harmony experiments that went in an unexpected direction.
Just some horn loops.
"People in pairs, not in a hurry, scuffling, switching their weight of aestival body, talking casually, the taste hovering over them of vanilla, strawberry, pasteboard and starched milk, the image upon them of lovers and horsemen, squared with clowns in hueless amber." - James Agee
New laptop with only stock Logic plugins and instruments. Granular splicing cheeseball corporate stock music. "80s Back Beat" Apple Loop. Really weird reverb.
"The life of human beings is not passed in the sphere of transitive verbs alone." - Martin Buber
Made after a particularly bad night of insomnia. Experimenting with the spectral potential of PaulStretch and granularized filter "drums."