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
Choose from the following options:
- requires that you download
Max to your computer;
- includes editable Max patch (in case you would want to make
some personalized changes)
- includes separate audio files
- includes PDF of the score
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.