International Contemporary Ensemble – collaborative materials
Five Thoughts on Everything is my debut composer’s album which was released in May 2020. You can listen to it via this embedded Bandcamp link.
It’s a studio album, although most featured sounds which don’t sound like familiar instruments are in fact software instruments and would be reproducible by a performer in concert, rather than as a backing track. I’ve called them field instruments, as typically they are designed out of sounds from field recordings.
These virtual field instruments to me are a way of recreating a natural sound in its organic timing for as long as I intend. I program them accordingly, which often results that they need custom-made hardware to be played. A standard midi keyboard doesn’t work.
This inspired me to design hardware with performative qualities. Reconnecting the software instruments that are by their nature schizophonic in a time-based artistic context.