[2.22.2019] Copernican Music (with Mitch Shiner) [disquiet junto 0373]

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.

[2.7.2019] Concrete Wallpaper [disquiet junto 0371]

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.