for voice, EWI, guitar and BopPad
some songs work with melody, parallel harmonies, poly-temporality and free/micro-tonality in simple song forms. I compose wholly intuitively by building on improvisations executed by my under-disciplined fingers and tempered by the imaginings of my inner ear. I record spontaneous ideas, layer and edit them, and slowly compile these songs guided by the tastes of my outer ear. Composition is thus a feedback loop midst relations between instruments, studio and myself. The following instruments have become a strong presence in my more recent work: the Electro-Harmonix V256 vocoder, the Akai EWI electronic wind instrument, the Yamaha DX7 synthesiser, the Keith McMillen BopPad (an electronic drum trigger) - and Ableton Live, the software in and through which everything comes together. In these pieces, as with all my previous compositions, I traverse and exploit this sonic hyperreality made possible through electricity, loudspeakers and recording studio production techniques.
commissioned by Frequenz Festival, Kiel and SCENATET
premiered by SCENATET
Frequenz Festival, Kiel