Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The beguiling pleasures of theft

Tim Risher plans to release an album of collaborations early next year, and a couple of these will be with me - Still Morning is one we've completed, and we're working on another right now.

So he recently sent me a WAV - we usually start by tossing back and forth raw material for a while - and asked me if I could recognize the source:

"Dreaming" - Tim Risher & Tom DePlonty (fragment)

I didn't, and I think he enjoyed telling me it was a warped fragment from my own piece "Corridor".

It's appropriate that Tim should be recycling it, because "Corridor" is itself based on a musical idea I stole from him:

Tim has used similar figures - along with a variety of tricks based on expanding, contracting, or abruptly changing the figure length, which I also cheerfully appropriated - in the piano parts of a number of his pieces.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Hypnagogue podcast

"The cup of wands", from Corridor, is one of the tracks featured on Hypnagogue Podcast #43.

If you're interested in ambient and electronic music, the podcast, and the companion site Hypnagogue Reviews, are well worth checking out.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A brief excursus on addition

"A brief excursus on addition" (sample) (December, 2010).

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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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