I’m investigating the possibilities of composing with microrhythmic inflections, studying how subtle changes of tempo and note placement can open up new realms of rhythmic creation and perception. This can come in the form of rhythmic frameworks, like inventing a new kind of Viennese Waltz or a new system of swing, or can be used as a more flexible compositional tool, adding varying amounts of rhythmic warping and nuance throughout a particular piece.
I built a sequencer interface in SuperCollider to help me design and explore these rhythmic ideas, which I then turned into MIDI, audio, and transcriptions to create the following tracks and short pieces. Included below is my electronic collaboration with Elliot Cole iso+micro, my open-instrumentation piece BDA-GOON-KA (performed here with the improv punk band Sickmorley's), and a collection of studio recordings I made of microrhythmic drum loops, called Microgrooves:
Essay on Microrhythmic Composition:
Annotated transcriptions for iso+micro:
SuperCollider screenshot for iso+micro:
Bonus: The Snaxophone
An instrument I built using a Pringles can and Max/MSP to transpose amplifier feedback!
Below is my arrangement of the Sarabande from J.S. Bach's Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor: