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Deconstruction Principles (2016)

for two percussionists: four toms and two glockenspiels with live-triggered audio and video playback.

Each drum has a trigger. Each trigger opens a gate. Each gate turns up the volume on a playing audio track. It’s like punching holes in controlled static. Written for Michael Garcia.

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Bomb Track (2015)

for solo percussion and live-triggered audio playback.

Each drum has a trigger. Each trigger opens a gate. Each gate turns up the volume on a playing audio track. It’s like punching holes in controlled static. Written for Joseph Van Hassel.

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Blowback (and other mishaps) 2013

for percussion quartet and roaming click track.

Recreating digital effects through acoustic phenomena, each performer’s computer-controlled click track moves ever so slightly to mimic reverb, flanger and reverse-delay effects live. As the piece plays out, these effects are varied and enhanced to sustain concisely out-of-phase relationships between each player (very close relationships create stutter effects, while longer phase distances create sweeping reverb tails). Written for Mangobot.