I have musical roots in experimental rock and art music. The highlights of my earlier style include a series of albums in which I created sonically complex and rhythmically exciting multi-movement electronic collages from his other pieces. In these pieces, I often played a game with personal history. I sampled recordings of my juvenilia – including a large catalog of rock music from my teens – to create complexly structured new pieces. Moments of the past I deemed “worth remembering” were redefined, transformed, and re-contextualized so I could enjoy them anew. The process was one of improvising with “composed” moments until new structural devices emerged.
While most of my recorded output has been solo electronic work, I also have also written chamber, vocal/choir, solo, and electro-acoustic music and particularly enjoy crafting pieces for a performer’s unique interests, skills, and curiosities. I have written for other media (film, theatre, dance) and collaborated on harder-to-label multimedia works.
I blog here to share 1) what I know/learn about composing New Music and 2) my efforts to grow an audience. My larger goal is to help promote the growth and success of the New Music community.