Converging (No. 1.2)
installation for two- or eight-channel live electronics // duration: continuous
excerpt, duration: 6'25"
Using a large library of relatively generic acoustic instrument samples, Converging (No. 1.2) attempts to construct an overarching musical trajectory that moves from a wide range of possibilities to a singular eventuality. The piece converges across 15 different musical parameters. Some parameters converge locally within each stream of material, or voice, while other parameters converge globally across all voices. These calculations are made in real-time, and as a result, the outcome never sounds the same way twice. The piece approaches the convergence of sets of disparate possibilities as a meaningful process, one we experience daily as both mundane and significant.