5/16/15: New piece for just intonation guitars
Come hear my new piece for two Lou Harrison National Resonator-tuned guitars in just intonation, plus oud, at the Center for New Music (55 Taylor St., San Francisco). It's part of UCSC's graduate student series.
Vinyl Index 0 release
Indexical just released my pieces Topology (contriving balance) and Topology (phases of this difference) on Index 0, along with music by a number of other great composers. Check it out, and pick up a double-LP if you're so inclined.
In time (2015)
bass clarinet + alto saxophone
In the sense of transparence (2015)
all description all delay (2013)
trombone quartet + string quartet
Topology (phases of this difference) (2012-2013)
Topology (A/∀) (2011)
viola + 4 electric guitars
Writing & Code
One of my usual tools is a Ruby library I wrote (with deep debts to Beau Sievers) to work with Larry Polansky's morphological metrics. They let you define a "space" in which to search for a new melody or other morph, and then find new melodies relative to that space. If that sounds confusing just wait til you see the code.
I've also been using the linguistics software Praat quite a bit, and
wrote a library to parse Praat analysis files and generate Ruby objects.
gem install praatrb or clone from
I am a composer and keyboardist living in Santa Cruz, California. I write algorithmic music that is mostly in just intonation. I'm one of the organizers of Indexical, along with David Kant and Beau Sievers, a experimental music record label and concert producer now based in Santa Cruz.