Moiré for clarinet soloist, ensemble and computer (2008) is a study in timbre framed within various harmonic states or spaces. Aspects of Moiré were inspired by the playing of the shehnai virtuoso Ustad Bismilah Khan, in particular the fluidity of the bends, slides, and microtonal inflections one hears in his recordings. Originally written for Rachel Yoder in 2008, the work was revised in 2010 for the Zeitgeist ensemble to whom this version is dedicated.
Programming Machines and People: Techniques for Live Improvisation with Electronics written for the Leonardo Music Journal Volume 20. The article details the approaches I used in Moiré.
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Moiré (2008-09, revised for the Zeitgeist Ensemble 2010) for clarinet, computer, and ensemble
Recorded at Wild Sound in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Pat O’Keefe (clarinet), Shannon Wettstein (piano), Patti Cudd (percussion), and Heather Barringer (percussion)