February 2017

Recently Drawn: Two Guitars

February 24, 2017



On the Bus

February 13, 2017

2-13-2017-on-the-busHere is some solo synth, entirely on the fantastic Bastl Kastle synth. The patch (illustrated) was devised while riding the bus home from work.



(Originally appeared on ArtsAtl.)


Bent Frequency’s January 20 program, Sound Worlds: the Sonification of the Japanese Garden, presented four works representing “music informed and inspired by the design elements, proportions, and aesthetics of the Japanese Garden.”

“The GSU ensemble collaborated with Berlin-based sound artist Michael Fowler to conceive and execute the program, which included two of Fowler’s works. Despite the thematic unity of the evening’s pieces, a performative distinction exists: Fowler’s pieces all centered on computer-based manipulations, while John Cage’s “Ryoanji” (1983) and Toshio Hosokawa‘s “Vertical Time Study II” (1993–1994) are both scored for live performers only. Despite the adventurous, often experimental music that Bent Frequency explores, the computer-generated aspects of the evening were what fell flat, tending to deliver novelty over compositional strength. But another way, the looser, more improvisational works seemed less like a planned garden and more like an overgrown plot hedged by urban space.”