I have written a new electronic microsound composition. This piece was composed using only seven seconds of audio material from field recordings I took earlier this year. I created a stutter edit patch to help generate variety from such a small amount of primary material and worked at many different levels of time scale, building from tiny grains of sound right up to motifs and phrases. It was a long process, but the results are definitely different to other pieces I have composed!



I have written a new algorithmic electronic composition which uses a stutter edit sampler which I created. The stutter edit sampler was designed in MaxMSP. The algorithms used are a second order Markov chain, an Ikeda chaotic map and the Mandelbrot fractal.


new piece inspired by ANZAC Day


I read this poem by Mary Frye on Anzac Day and immediately began about setting the words to music:



Do not stand at my grave and weep,

I am not there; I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow,

I am the diamond glints on snow,

I am the sun on ripened grain,

I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning’s hush

I am the swift uplifting rush

Of quiet birds in circling flight.

I am the soft star-shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry,

I am not there; I did not die.