Plume (for piano and computer) is one of a series of artistic collaborations with custom software called Isomer.
Work on Plume began with the selection of six chainsaw sound recordings. Often source sounds are chosen for their personal relationship or meaning to the composer, but these recordings were picked solely for their rich harmonic content (vibrant rhythmic activity!) and strong harmonic fundamentals (good for harmony!).
Why six different chainsaw recordings? So that they share sonic (and therefore musical) characteristics when processed by the Isomer software. The hope is that they feel closely related (but not too similar) so that when combined, they form a single, unified musical expression.
November 2018 | Piano and Fixed Media
An early version of this work was created on March 27th, 2017 and was rendered for fixed media (without piano).
March 2017 | Fixed Media, Stereo