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””

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””