Includes music composed for Circus Me Around.
Focus on choral clusters, animalism, extended spaces, natural acoustics, awkwardness, percussive bursts.
Compositional processes include site-specific improvisation, blind layering, sonic hybrids, envelope manipulation, faulty tape recorders, live feedback/distortion devices.
Sources include voice, hammer dulcimer, glass xylophone, metal objects, feedback, signal generator, detuned piano, harmonica, wood pieces, fireworks, chimes, bamboo swords, sawblades, glass on tile, bass drum, flute, plucked autoharp, tuning forks, snare drum, 300 lbs of rock salt, a book, and field recordings of rain in a half-finished cabin, melting snow on leaves, rain on a plastic roof, struck wood (from inside a well pipe), a graveyard and a schoolyard in Portland, OR, ice crystals and wind in the Columbia Gorge, WA.
Read Brian Olewnick, Just Outside
Read Richard Pinnell, The Watchful Ear
Read Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes
Read Franz deWaard, Vital Weekly