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The Sun Returns

This piece was written Disquiet Junto Project 0292: Eclipse Music and is dedicated to the memory of Bassel Khartabil. I have seen two eclipses and hope to see another one soon, weather permitting. I imagined a time when eclipses were … Continue reading

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Synaesthesia

This piece was written for Junto 0291: Make Music That Sounds Like a Lantern 1 – Consider what might be called the “lantern effect” — the way light is filtered through the textured material of a paper lantern. 2 – … Continue reading

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Two Cities

This piece was written in response to the Disquiet Junto Project 0290: Text-to-Beat. Find a good text-to-speech system that you think you can work with musically. Experiment with different combinations of words to produce a rhythm you want to work … Continue reading

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Thelonia

This piece was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0289: Ancient Artifacts. Step 1: Imagine an instrument that has been lost in the sands of time. Step 2: Imagine what that instrument sounded like. Step 3: Record a piece … Continue reading

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Green And Black

The idea of Disquiet Junto Project 0288: Interspecies Duet was to use samples of two different animals and have them make music together, with a bonus for adding myself. I decided to use existing samples I have made over the … Continue reading

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Looking For Planes

Back in April I offered Looking For Planes – Looking, the first of a three part piece for two pianos that dealt with my granddaughter looking for airplanes flying overhead. I have completed the piece and the three parts are … Continue reading

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Awakes Etude

This piece was written for the Disquiet Junto Project 0286. The idea here was to translate, transliterate, and interpret a piece of music, so I selected Awakes, a piece I wrote last year that described my granddaughter when she wakes … Continue reading

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