“Tenebrae” (2008). for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano

Tenebrae was written in fulfillment of a commission from the New York New Music Ensemble. One of the main issues I dealt with in composing Tenebrae was the exploration of methods of transition between various types of timbral/harmonic constructs.  Forward motion and formal narrative relies on gradual transformative processes that change one structural harmony into another. […]

Psychoacoustics: It’s All in your Mind

In October 2009, I was invited to give a talk on psychoacoustics at Southeastern Louisiana University as part of a showcase centered around ‘Madness in Art’.  My lecture was titled “Psychoacoustics: It’s All in your Mind”.  I discussed some interesting auditory perception illusions, limits of musical perception, and showed some applications of psychoacoustics and perception […]