Electroacoustic Pieces from 2009 & 2010

i have nothing to say

i have nothing to say (mp3)

“i have nothing to say” was composed in the spring of 2010. The original source sounds for the piece are recordings of my children speaking. The title comes from one of the recordings, which is my daughter saying, “I have nothing to say.” The original three pieces of audio were granulated in Csound, and the melodies created in Csound were further manipulated in Sound Hack, Audacity and Logic. The piece was assembled in Logic.

Click here to download a zip file that contains the Csound files and the three audio files used to create this piece. All of the Csound files didn’t survive, but the .orc files are here.


Shell Game

Shell game (mp3)

I composed “Shell Game” in the fall of 2009. All of the sounds used in “Shell Game” are presentations or manipulations of recordings of me playing a conch shell. This piece was assembled in Logic. Some of the events were created with Cecilia or Spear.


Napkin Shreds

Napkin Shreds (mp3)

I composed “Napkin Shreds” in the spring of 2009. It combines synthesized sounds and samples from the Jeff Albert Quartet recording of “(It Could Have Been a) Napkin.” This piece was done entirely in Logic.


Jimbo and Ella Go For a Walk

Jimbo and Ella Go For a Walk (mp3)

“Jimbo and Ella Go For a Walk” was composed in the spring of 2009 as a class assignment. It was written in ChucK. Jimbo is Dr. James P. Walsh, a composer friend from whom I stole one of the ideas used in the piece, and Ella is my family’s miniature daschund whose collar jingle is heard in the piece.

Click here to download a zip file that contains all of the ChucK files and the one audio file used to create this piece. There is some randomization in the ChucK files, so each realization from the ChucK code will be slightly different. Place all of the files in the active directory and run “play.ck”.

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