Sand and Sky for Fixed Media Electronics

Instrumentation: fixed-media electronics


Performance History: 2018 New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF), Abrons Arts Center, New York City, July 18, 2018. New Jersey Digital Audio Concert (NJDAC), Richard H. Shindell Choral Hall, New Brunswick NJ, October 1, 2017

Duration: 7 minutes

Program Note: Sand and Sky presents two contrasting sound worlds that work to complement each other while occupying the same space. The first is a granular and pulsating world that is represented by short bursts of sound and various rhythmic gestures. These gestures are akin to the small but discrete qualities of sand. The second world is expressed through larger values in the time domain. These sounds are longer and evolve much more slowly. They are representative of the enduring qualities of the sky; of colors and shades that exist endlessly; of constant but subtle variation.