wistful, harrowing optimism

So I’ve been making the electronic portions more and more dense and heterogenous over the past few months, mostly by adding variant after variant of the sounds I began the project with. I’ve mostly done this to paper over similarities between sounds, or to obscure the source material and/or methods behind them. (And not simplyContinue reading “wistful, harrowing optimism”

“Apocalypse done right”: thoughts on “Snowpiercer”

In the 2013 post-apocalyptic film Snowpiercer – based on Le Transperceneige, a French graphic novel from 1982 – a train barrels nonstop around the world, carrying the remnants of humanity through a world rendered uninhabitable by a human-caused ice age. These last people maintain order with a brutal totalitarian social structure, and both film andContinue reading ““Apocalypse done right”: thoughts on “Snowpiercer””

“Strobe” release!

Strobe is now available on Google Play! It’s featured on an album of performances from the NY Phil’s Biennial last year, and I’m so thrilled to be included on it. Also included are my Earshot colleagues Max Grafe and Julia Adolphe, as well as Matthias Pintscher, Michael Hersch, Oscar Bettison and others. Press release with moreContinue reading ““Strobe” release!”

Recording of “The Rarer Action”

Here’s the recording for The Rarer Action, which I wrote for my teacher Augusta Read Thomas’ new composition class at the U of C. Performed by: Julia Bentley, mezzo-soprano Constance Volk, flutes Austin Wulliman, violin Alison Attar, harp Greg Beyer, vibraphone Amy Briggs, piano ————————- Program Notes: Shakespeare’s The Tempest finds Prospero, the rightful Duke ofContinue reading “Recording of “The Rarer Action””