Sunday, September 12, 2010


"Corridor" (September, 2010).

I'm fond of the musical device augmentation: stretching out a sequence of rhythmic values, or harmonies, or a melody, over increasingly long periods of time. For "Corridor", I stole a figure, especially well-suited to this treatment, from Tim Risher. (It's the basis of the quick electric piano line that starts about twenty seconds in.) Tim has used similar figures, along with a repertoire of tricks that involve expanding and contracting them, slowly or abruptly - which I also appropriated - in the keyboard parts of a number of his pieces. In the last section, these figures are combined with fragments of the shape-note hymn "Idumea": Tim introduced me the hymn, too (and shape-note music in general). It's only fitting that "Corridor" is dedicated to him.

This is the title track of the album Corridor.
Saturday, September 4, 2010

The cup of wands

"The cup of wands" (sample) (September, 2010).

On the album Corridor.

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I live near Boston, and compose mostly postminimal and ambient electronic music. I often collaborate with Tim Risher, as part of Tim's project Paragaté.

Music by me, Tim, and Paragaté can be found on the Camerata Music page.


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