Appalasia links

In addition to streaming these three audio files below from the Internet, you can also download them to your own computer.

Live concert performances:

Max patch for accompaniment for a (mostly) fixed-media performance
Choose from the following options:
Erhu part:

Appalasia was composed for Tsun-Hui Hung, who traveled from Taiwan to the small Appalachian town where I teach for purpose of earning her masters degree in composition. It gets its title from a mash-up of the words "Appalachia" and "Asia" and it's inspiration from the musical language and sounds of both cultures. The slow opening movement is my first foray into purely "live" computer music, meaning there are no prerecorded samples, sound files, or MIDI sequences; only processing of the soloist's performance. Various samples are introduced in the second movement to create a broader and more Appalachian sound palate.