Sound

AUGMENTED SLIDES

Snippets taken from Augmented Slides, a collection of pieces all built from fragments of an original slide guitar tune, and reworked into new material. The new material was again reassembled into new pieces and so on. the names of the snippets are catalogue numbers. This was developed into a 10 LP box set with polymorhpic production platform DE PLAYER in Rotterdam. You can still purchase a copy of this box set from their website :  http://www.deplayer.nl/releases/augmented-slidesThe box was presented in LES ATELIERS CLAUS in Brussels as part of the Spined Particles – event

    

A TUNE FOR A DUCK

Two parts from a larger structure – ‘a tune for a duck’ (2013). Dedicated to all the ducks, swans and geese in Kralinger Bos.

DIMINISHED CONVULSIONS

DIMINISHED CONVULSIONS

A companion piece to AUGMENTED SLIDES. Based on a simple diminished pattern, 4 different are spun off. the basic idea is that the performer should loop this simple line, let the thing loop and keep playing – no matter what. The challenge to the player is to find a way of expressing himself and playing ‘musically’ yet tied up in a straitjacket. Sometimes the player will come to realise that the two are not in contradiction to each other.

Pieces are based on permutations of the original line that starts piece I. Piece two utilises the same line, but adapted to the augmented scale. Piece three is the original diminished line inverted and in retrograde and the final piece brings both diminished and augmented approaches together in some sort of double-fugue.

II Rising Waves

III Slowed Down & Broken in Two

TWO DISSONANT INFINITA

Sifting through a three hour experiment with looping sharp dissonant intervals to find a few pieces that I liked, reassembled and treated in Cubase.