Tranquil InDensity oscillates between moments of tranquility and rich, rhythmic ambiances. During one of the many long, coffee-filled, nights in the computer music studio at Indiana University, I accidentally created a wash of sound by heavily processing some samples. I first convolved saxophone multiphonics with noises created by hitting a coffee cup, and then processed the effect even further with granular effects. The product was, to my surprise, a rather dense and organ-like soundscape. This ambiance is first introduced as a tranquil, muted ring, and it grows into full strength with each repetition. I continued to process the sound even further by isolating tones from the resonance, and then allowed them to emerge and dissolve from the texture.
Tranquil InDensity (2007)
for electroacoustic media