Tetraktys in Neon

Tetraktys in Neon, for just-intonation MIDI Piano, Voice and Computer is an audio/visual work set in a 3-limit just-intonation environment. The piece was inspired by the Pythagorean symbol of the Tetraktys – a triangular figure constructed with four rows of dots, as seen at the beginning and end of the work. In short, the Tetraktys… Continue reading Tetraktys in Neon

Ritual no. 1: Ascension of the Primes

Ritual no. 1: Ascension of the Primes is a 5 movement audio/visual composition for computer and a human soloist. The piece begins in 3-limit just intonation and gradually adds prime numbers with each movement, finally ending in 13-limit just intonation. Originally conceived as a purely musical work, Ritual no. 1 was composed from October of… Continue reading Ritual no. 1: Ascension of the Primes

Probably Blue

Probably Blue is a fixed media work realized in Max/MSP. It is written in 7-limit just intonation and is comprised of 3 overlapping timbral layers: an FM synthesis ostinato, filtered cello drones, and delayed trumpet samples with ring modulation. Multiple parameters of the FM and trumpet sounds are governed using probabilities including spatial placement, inharmonicity… Continue reading Probably Blue

String Quartet no. 2 – “The Void”

This piece was inspired by the 36th koan listed in Nyogen Senzaki’s collection of 100 Zen Koans, The Iron Flute. 1It reads: 36. Where to Meet After Death Tao-wu paid a visit to his sick brother monk, Yun-yen. “Where can I see you again, if you die and leave only your corpse here?” asked the… Continue reading String Quartet no. 2 – “The Void”

Generative Meditation

This piece is a sound installation in Max/MSP that features a drone in an imperceptible state of flux. The drone is made up of the first sixteen harmonics of the overtone series. The fundamental frequency of the overtone series is calculated using the following algorithm: The algorithm which calculates the fundamental takes the year/100, the… Continue reading Generative Meditation