Dissectionary Moments I, II, III
Dissectionary Moments I, is influenced by the minuscule repetitions which interject human life. Individually, as we pass through time we form cyclical patterns, the recurrences of the past returning to the present which extract the mind to relive a moment in an unexpected context spanning through time. These brief experiences of visual deception and déjà vu, occur on an elongated scale reappearing with sometimes little to no contextual framework. Can this seemingly random recurrence be just random, or are our places in space and time malleable? The first of this series of works, Dissectionary Moments I is the contextual placeholder of time for our future selves giving the opportunity for visual deceptions and déjà vu, the transformation of what will be present to past time to recontextualize suggesting back to this moment in time.
inconsistencies for groups of Trombones
A spatial piece for groups of trombones spread throughout the performance space. Each group creates dissonant beatings which interact with other groups and the space itself.
Side Effects for Brass and Percussion
An experimental spatial piece for brass and percussion. Side Effects has the instrumentalists use the entire space to perform in, creating an immersive sonic experience.
Fukushima 9.0 for Trumpet and Laptop Performer
Influenced by traditional Shakuhachi music, Fukushima 9.0's four sections follow the events leading to the meltdown of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Using Ableton Live software, the Laptop performer processes the Trumpet in real time. Projections by Blaine Nelson
A spatial piece and interactive piece for narrator, three vocalists, and Juno-60 synthesizer has the audience participate over social media. #FEEDME sonically mimics the over consumption of social media by surrounding the audience with the performers.
Each instrument represents a shape, Clarinet/Bass Clarinet - Square, French Horn - Triangle, Vibraphone - Line, String Bass - Circle. For each of the sections the pitch content correlates to the shape used. The Vibraphone connects each of the section together with intermezzos using material from the preceding and proceeding instruments.
Static for Trumpet and Laptop
Static uses split tones as the primary technique to create consonance and dissonance with a single performer.
For four vocalists and laptop, reflections is a graphic score piece which aims to mimic the sounds experienced when on the beach.