Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Spanse - Sky
The pieces range in style from minimal sonic landscapes, to huge hyper-chromatic compositions. Many of the works in this series use huge numbers of discreet tones.
These are present often in the form of successive layers of large "tonal clusters", which add a very natural and otherworldly feeling.
These techniques are achieved through a variety of processes, including custom software environments. Instruments are viewed more as tone generators, than in the traditional way.
Sound sources include: guitar, synthesizer, found objects, exotic native American and third world flutes; electromechanical sonic sculptures; many found sounds and field recordings; unusual hacked and created circuits; software environments in platforms like Max/MSP and Pure Data, VB etc that relate directly to whatever I might be doing at the time.