"the seventh day" (September, 2013). A movement from Blake Pieces, music based on William Blake's Book of Urizen.

Most of the sounds in this piece come from samples of ceramics: struck with wood, with metal, clacked against and struck with other ceramics, rolled one piece against another, scraped together on their unglazed bases, broken, etc. (My wife Diane kindly provided ceramics for musical purposes.)

I often write sample-based pieces like this by building an "instrument" in Ableton Live, improvising on that instrument, then processing and editing that material into its final form.