Beast Calls is a collection of pieces that I started back in 2009, when I started to translate sounds of animals I had recorded into scores. These translations take various forms, sometimes analyses using digital tools yield pitches or rhythms, sometimes I transform the sounds using other digital tools and use them in the electroacoustic part, if there is one. Beast Calls: Susi Spinus is the most recent of these ...

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March 30, 2019

Birch Patterns

Birch Patterns, written for Splinter Reeds, is inspired by the patterns that appear and are copied through the various layers of birch bark. The thin, paper-like bark is marked with short, dark, intermittent lines that seem to suggest a kind of score or communication. The material and modes of interaction each player has with the electronics, the score and the ensemble come from my experiences as a performer and the ...

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