Perceptually significant features of granular processing

June 8th, 2006

Xenakis Legacies Symposium hosted by the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. ABSTRACT – In Formalized Music (1963/1992), Iannis Xenakis proposed a method of using sonic grains to synthesize original sounds. His musical application of Gabor’s (1947) theory of “acoustical quanta” has since spawned a variety of electronic and computer music techniques chronicled by Curtis [...]

Exploring New Places for New Music

June 3rd, 2006

Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada.  Part of the soundaXis Festival 2006. This panel discussion on presenting music in unusual contexts was sponsored by the Canadian League of Composers.  I was asked to participate as a panelist based on my position as Music Director of Mobile Performance Group.  I spoke about our early performances of Parking [...]