electroacoustic vs. soundscape

"The essential difference between an electroacoustic composition that uses pre-recorded environmental sound as its source material, and a work that can be called a soundscape composition, is that in the former, the sound loses all or most of its environmental context. In fact, even its original identity is frequently lost through the extensive manipulation it [...]

By |2011-10-30T17:11:25+00:00October 27th, 2011|blog, electroacoustic, Musings|0 Comments


Wait (2011) for 4-channel diffusion. Program Notes This work explores the confluence of two disparate sounds cast in a field of space and dynamics. The form of Wait is 4 repetitions of a single thought. Each repetition is a slight expansion and elaboration of the previous.   Wait - Stereo Mix   Wait [...]

By |2016-11-01T22:30:16+00:00October 26th, 2011|blog, electroacoustic, Me|1 Comment

Last day in Providence

I turned on the television as I was eating breakfast this morning and one of favorites, the Departed, was on. I had been listening to a Providence accent all week and I might thought, when I first arrived, that their accents (Providence and Boston) were pretty much identical. They're definitely not. I had been listening [...]

By |2011-10-03T21:55:26+00:00September 27th, 2011|blog, Me, Musings, slice of life, travel|0 Comments

Providence, Rhode Island Visit

I've spent the week in Providence, Rhode Island for the Pixilerations Festival. The experience as a whole has been great, exciting, and as always, a huge learning experience. Social Structure [ Construction no. 1] had the huge privilege of getting the largest space in brand new Granoff Center at Brown University. It was up as [...]

By |2016-11-01T22:30:16+00:00September 26th, 2011|blog, Me, slice of life, travel|0 Comments

Are demonstrative musical controllers and adequately expression-capable controls at odds? (Gestural control can never be analogous control.)

With the rise of laptop orchestras, digital instruments, and human-interface-controlled music, the want for 1. obvious and demonstrative user-control devices and 2. an intuitive connection between performer and sound, 3. a visual stimulant for the audience's sake,  has emerged. As digital instruments become more complex in their sonic capabilities and musical expression, the means to [...]

By |2016-11-01T22:30:17+00:00September 18th, 2011|blog, electroacoustic, Human Interaction|3 Comments

My grandfather

If you haven’t met my grandfather, then you might not understand my family or me. I’d like to think there’s a bit of my grandfather in me. His impression on my father is undeniable. If anything, I want to say my family is special. We’re exceptionally close;  no doubt from my grandfather’s influence. [...]

By |2016-11-01T22:30:17+00:00July 30th, 2011|blog, Me|2 Comments

Designing Interactions

I recently bought Bob Moggridge's book Designing Interactions. It's a really awesome book, full insight on design, the ideas behind the work, and is absolutely full of real-world examples. It's going to take me some time to get through it, and I've been trying to think of a good way to either annotate, highlight the [...]

By |2016-11-01T22:30:17+00:00July 23rd, 2011|blog|0 Comments

Good Advice

Last night, I had a really nice hang and conversation with a fellow doctoral student, whom I don't get to see much anymore. Him, another doctoral student and I spent a couple of hours comparing dissertation work, musical advances, future plans, and general chit-chat. I got some great advice about the anxiety I've been feeling [...]

By |2016-11-01T22:30:17+00:00July 23rd, 2011|blog, Musings|0 Comments

Eyes to see

I was walking by LSU stadium to my car after and just thinking about how I hate staring at a screen all day. Laptop screen, iPhone screen, ipad screen, etc. It wears on the eyes. And then I passed this large bush with some flowering something's. I've heard that looking at green things helps your [...]

By |2012-05-08T01:33:10+00:00June 30th, 2011|blog, random|1 Comment
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