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February 6th, 2009

Spring 2009 Faculty Composers Recital @ Elizabeth Hall Auditorium, Stetson University in DeLand, FL.  Featuring David Plakon on guitar.

This piece is a first attempt to couple my laptop performance system with another live musician.  The electric guitar improvises using short motives that are captured by the laptop.  This sonic material is processed and looped to form a variety of textures.  Part 1 slowly builds to form a wall of looping figures that evokes a meditative state.  Part 2 uses chords as the basis for an animated rhythmic pattern that features subtle changes in timbre.  Overall, this piece demonstrates the expressive potential of the laptop in small ensemble settings.

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