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Program Note


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

6 minutes

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