Minkowski Etudes: The Aftermath

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It was about one year ago when I made the decision to write Minkowski Etudes as a work for solo trumpet and interactive electronics. Last week my performer Dylan premiered it in its entirety for his senior recital and he also played it as a part of the Southern Sonic Festival. The Max programming needs some final tweaking and I may want to redo my cue structure by using Antescofo (I have to decide if I […]

Thoughts about my Buffer Loop Patches

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I’ve created a Buffer Recorder and Buffer Loop engine for Minkowski Etudes for Dylan and I’ve hit upon a small programming snag that means I might have to modify how I tag loops and how they end. Some background first: This is my BufferRecord patch: It’s pretty straightforward – you give a command for what buffer you want to record into, it activates the recording and sets a timer to track the length of time recorded. […]

New sketchwork

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There’s two pieces of music that I have on the brain right now to complete by the beginning of 2018, and I thought i’d write down some initial brainstorm thoughts that I’ve had with them. First, one of my marching band students has asked me to write a piece for his senior trumpet recital. After a brief discussion about ideas, I decided to write it as an interactive piece using Max, which has gotten me […]