You can check out more of this fantastic quartet here: http://www.heartlandmarimbafestival.com/
I’ve been conversing about sketching and process on Twitter over the last day or so (various threads and such here), and then when organizing my notebook today… Read more “Form sketches from “One Day…””
Premiere performance of Part 1 of One Day as a Thousand Years for piano and electronics. Performed at WSU by R. Andrew Lee on November 13, 2017. Program notes on SoundCloud and on my website here.
A recently-finished surround electroacoustic work composed using The Ambisonic Toolkit plugins in Cockos REAPER.
“Then Ilúvatar said to them: ‘Of the theme that I have declared to you, I will now that ye make in harmony together a Great Music. And since I have kindled you with the Flame Imperishable, ye shall show forth your powers in adorning this theme, each with his own thoughts and devices, if he will. But I will sit and hearken, and be glad that through you great beauty has been wakened into song.’
Then the voices of the Ainur, like unto harps and lutes, and pipes and trumpets, and viols and organs, and like unto countless choirs singing with words, began to fashion the theme of Ilúvatar to a great music; and a sound arose of endless interchanging melodies woven in harmony that passed beyond hearing into the depths and into the heights, and the places of the dwelling of Ilúvatar were filled to overflowing, and the music and the echo of the music went out into the Void, and it was not void.”
Happy Birthday, J. R. R. Tolkien.
Henry Brant, “Spiritual Music: ‘positive’ negative theology?”
Hans Urs von Balthasar, “The Glory of the Lord: A Theological Aesthetics” (volume 1, “Seeing the Form”)
A newly-finished 8-channel electroacoustic work. This is a stereo mix using CICM’s HoaLibrary decoder in Max.
“Cultivate a tranquil activity and an active tranquillity.”
Carlo Giuseppe Quadrupani, “Light and Peace” 14.5
“You are ever active, yet always at rest.” (addressing God)
St. Augustine, “Confessions” I.4
“No purposes. Sounds.”
John Cage, “Experimental Music: Doctrine”