Æther for string quartet and amplified difference tones. This is a drone piece in Just Intonation. The instruments are processed by the computer to amplify their difference tones: pitches naturally produced which are the difference between the frequencies of any two pitches. Performed on 10/31/12 by the Orava String Quartet on Pendulum New Music at […]
For eight part violin ensemble with any number of people on a part. In this video, the CU violin studio performs live with Carnegie Mellon University and University of South Florida over the internet via JackTrip.
Solo for the overtone bonang on the University of Colorado’s Pendulum New Music concert series, which became part of the hour long multimedia performance Vantage Points.
Here is short piece made for a memorial concert for my friend Christina Parks who died recently. I recorded myself playing the first 7 partials of the low B and C# and the first 6 of the low F# of the flute, all in just intonation, composed with only those pitches, and run them through […]
Pulses (2009) for Bonang Pelog, Electric Guitar, Pentachord, and Contrabass explores the unique timbral qualities of the gamelan and a long string instrument mixed with more “traditional” instruments. The string instruments play only natural harmonics in order to match the Just Intonation tuning of the bonang. The Pentachord is a long string instrument built by Cole […]
Third Transmutation (2008) is a djembe solo written to emphasize the rich timbral qualities of the drum. Through a progression of gradually changing rhythms, dynamics, and tones, a wash of overtones is created. Third Transmutation (excerpt)