I’ve been doing a lot of work with Ambisonic audio in the last year. While I love the addition of a height component to surround sound work, it’s really the fact that it can be decoded to other formats without any data loss that’s really the attraction. Need an octophonic version? Sure! Stereo? You got… Read More

Well, now that post-COVID performances are starting to occur, I’m happy to say that I have a TON OF THEM COMING UP! Check the Performances page for more. Also of note. I’ve been revamping my mostly-for-teaching YouTube channel to now have a dedicated playlist of Performances and Tech Demos. Enjoy!… Read More

Miasmatic Patterns was written at the request of Jon Fielder for his modular synthesizer remix project. Fortunately, this corresponded perfectly with my university’s break, giving me a chance to actually compose a piece mid-semester; a very rare occurrence, and one that I was determined to jump at given that the last 12 months have been… Read More

Added some new MaxMSP toys the SenselScrubber and That Sounds Familiar. Both require a Sensel Morph, and That Sounds Familiar also requires the Bach and Dada packages for MaxMSP. Videos below!… Read More

In the spirit of the holiday season, I’m dropping a surprise new album: Synthesizer and Computer Works Enjoy!… Read More

This is a really late post. I actually completed the code is September, but have been slightly overwhelmed with work, teaching, performing, and haven’t posted it yet. So here it goes… After digging deep into how MaxMSP handles NRPN’s, I’ve created a set of patches that use NRPN messages, and collections of tunnings from Sevish’s… Read More

Recently I’ve been playing around with different ideas for instruments in MaxMSP. I rewrote my GrainSieve patch as a Max4Live instrument for a performance, sketched out a bunch of stuff in my notebook that will probably never see the light of day, and created what I’m calling the Scanline Synth. Simply put: it converts images… Read More

Once again, it’s the end of summer, and I’m gearing up for another year of teaching college students all about the joy of composing and doing crazy things with computers. But since I had a little time after finishing the lectures and course prep stuff, I decided to go on a bit of a bender.… Read More

It’s really hard to figure out where to start with this one. I’ve spent more time working on Needle Point than pretty much any piece since my dissertation. In short, it’s a song cycle for tenor, piano, and computer on the subject of opioid addiction. But that’s really a gross oversimplification. It takes a little longer,… Read More

I recently purchased a Soma Lyra 8 Organismic Synthesizer. It’s a very interesting, somewhat old-school machine in the sense that there is no keyboard, just triggering contacts that fire off an envelope for one of the eight oscillators. Naturally, all oscillators have to be tuned by hand, making tuning unpredictable and somewhat messy, with a… Read More