Thoughtsketches features an open-ended structure that allows for improvisation. This technique is largely explored by Christian Asplund, who I studied with at the time. The first movement, Canonic Perception, has a line of text that is read by the performers at the rhythm of their choice, but within a tapped tempo. It proceeds in a round.
Synesthesia provides a uniquely colored chromatic scale for each performer. The vocalist has a list of colors with associated words to vocalize. The instrumentalists play within the limits of the colored notes according to which color they feel matches the word.
- Group for Experimental Music: April 10, 2014. [Premiere]
- To Another Place and Time, March 14, 2015.
- Stone in Hand, January 15, 2016.