Bundles of Superstition
February 2017 | Fixed Media, Stereo
Bundles of Superstition is part of a series of artistic collaborations with custom software called Isomer using a process I call spectral deconstruction.
The work began as a spectral experiment. A short musique concrète work that was carefully assembled to explore the general properties of Isomer’s model analysis over a wide range of sonic sources.
To help foster a familiar musical setting, I separated the resulting material into a small group of foreground instruments (harpsichord and a few solo woodwinds) and accompaniment (concrète samples). I selected several partial areas to provide material for the solo instruments, while numerous layers of upper partials created trigger points for the concrète sources.
The effect is that of a rather free monodic line colored by extreme (often unrealistic) orchestration choices.