Traces

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In this album I weave together two strands of my activity over the course of some twelve years: the production of music in the studio for performance over loudspeakers in a concert space, and the creation of scores for one or two acoustic instrument performers with live electronic accompaniment. The album title, Traces, of course refers to the final track, but it also alludes to threads connecting these seven pieces: exploration of the continuum between clear sound and noise; a predilection for dwelling on a harmony while animating the music through pulsation and timbral change; and incorporation of stylistic elements from rock, funk, and electronica.

I am grateful to the performers appearing here. I wrote three of the pieces especially for these musicians and collaborated with them to give many live performances of the works.