Water Bottle & Spray Paint

February 18th, 2012

Spring 2012 Faculty Composers Recital @ Lee Chapel, Stetson University in DeLand, FL.  Co-composed and performed with Hunter Lee.

These two pieces explore the musical potential of discarded, non-musical objects and are both created using a single item as the source of all sound objects heard in the works.  Layers are built by two laptop performers each using a different method: one performer triggers pre-recorded samples using an interactive sequencer, while the second records simple loops from his live performance.

The works began as improvisations between the two performers that eventually settled into a mostly-scripted set of rhythmic variations.  The results highlight the rhythmic and timbral variety that is possible using these two complimentary methods on a single item.  These pieces were first developed for Mobile Performance Group and premiered as part of our performance at the Harold Golen Gallery in Miami during December 2011.

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