After an evening spent with people who are very different from me and who have contrasting expectations of themselves – and of me – I created this piece in my exasperation and my desire for acceptance.
Inspired by: Max Maffia. “L.C.” VIVA. Daybox Records. | Length: 5:36 minutes; Musical Genre: Ambient Electronic
This musical composition makes me see under water current flows and the banging of old wooden bits and boats.
Inspiration: Acid Mothers Temple and the Cosmic Inferno. “Message from Outer Space.” 2008. Pink Lady Lemonade – You’re from Outer Space. Riot Season. | Length: 17:59 minutes; Musical Genre: Psychedelic Noise
Powerful repetitive sets of rolling tape loops amidst chaotic, atonal wandering vocal meanderings. I am drawn to the crisp spaces between the sounds.
Inspiration: Xylvanya. A series of 56 songs. 1990-2009. Xylvanya. | Musical Genre: Prog Keyboard
Xylvanya’s rolling twining sequences that curl around syncopated, stretched chords always lead me to a richly textured conclusion. This is my 40,000 foot gestalt on the basic structure of all his work, though each piece uses different timbres, pitches and rhythms.
Inspiration: Max Waves and Pixieguts. “Reflections.” 2010. Music for Microworlds. Elektronische Musik Union. | Length: 5:49; Musical Genre: Chillout Electronica
If I were to score music, it would look like this. Start at the bottom right and move up left and clockwise. (Who needs 5 lines and 4 spaces?) Pixieguts, who sings this poetry, has a wonderfully pink voice over against the electronica frame by Max Waves.
Inspiration: Aaron Copeland and Martha Graham. “Appalachian Spring.” 1944. | Musical Genre: Mid-century Modern Ballet
This was initially drawn based on a memory of movements from the Graham ballet I had learned to dance in college. I was trying to explain to my husband the difference between the way I was taught to move my body in my ten years of classic ballet as compared with what I learned from my professor who had studied and danced with Martha Graham.
Inspiration: Alva Noto. “Haliod Xerrox Copy 4.” 2007. Xerrox Vol. 1. Raster-Noton. | Length: 3:54 minutes; Musical Genre: Glitch
Static micro sounds with scattered glitchy golden tone bursts.