I had a lot of fun collaborating with trombonist Kenneth Johnson on this piece for trombone and live electronics. Premiered at FSU. Exploring the vast range and harmonic capabilities of the trombone, I'm Your Huckleberry uses electronics to expand the trombone's sound. A silent mute is used to capture the projected sound and essentially turn the trombone into a MIDI controller. While there are many possibilities with this, I decided to always leave at least some of the original trombone sound within the soundscape, as this is supposed to create a larger instrument, not a new one altogether.
I had the INCREDIBLE opportunity to work with this amazing group of musicians. I worked with them over a seven-month period to create the experimental, tone-bending, introspective monstrosity that is Somewhere, Something.
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Two of my works, Viscid and I'm Not Speaking English, were selected to be performed at the ACCelerate Creativity and Innovation Festival in Washington, D.C. Featured in the main lobby of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, it was a performance I'll never forget!
Today was the much-awaited premiere of Viscid, for solo flute and electronics. I wrote this piece both for and with Kayla Hanvey (pictured), and it was a great learning experience for both of us. I took on the ambitious task of creating a fixed media track entirely using her recordings. I asked her to record some long tones and some short motifs, and then used those as the colors in my compositional palette. Listen below!
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