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On 12/15, Ghost Ensemble is performing my piece We remember not the word, but the sound of the word, and on 12/16 I am performing two pieces for solo speaking voice with and without electronics.
A piece for just-intonation Fender Rhodes, performed at CCRMA in Stanford, November 17, 2015.
Earlier this year, I developed some tools in Rust to work with voice analysis. Here's how I integrated them into a SuperCollider external.
for Ghost Ensemble
In time (2015)
bass clarinet + alto saxophone
In the sense of transparence (2015)
all description all delay (2013)
trombone quartet + string quartet
Topology (phases of this difference) (2012-2013)
Topology (A/∀) (2011)
viola + 4 electric guitars
My Rust library vox_box contains a number of useful abstractions and algorithms for analyzing vocal sound samples. It is tested in live performance.
One of my usual tools is a Ruby library I wrote (with deep debts to Beau Sievers) to work with Larry Polansky's morphological metrics. They let you define a "space" in which to search for a new melody or other morph, and then find new melodies relative to that space. If that sounds confusing just wait til you see the code.
I've also been using the linguistics software Praat quite a bit, and
wrote a library to parse Praat analysis files and generate Ruby objects.
gem install praatrb or clone from
I am a composer and keyboardist living in Santa Cruz, California. I write algorithmic music that is mostly in just intonation. I'm one of the organizers of Indexical, along with David Kant and Beau Sievers, a experimental music record label and concert producer now based in Santa Cruz.