Performance Practice

Performance Practice for two channel audio was composed in 2009 using Logic Pro 8 and DSP Quattro Sound Editor. The audio samples were manipulated using GRM Tools plug-ins within DSP and compiled in Logic. The audio samples in this work came from my day-to-day experiences as a music student. A familiar soundscape for anyone in a school of music is the disjunct combination of unrelated musical excerpts sounding in succession as one walks past the practice rooms. I’ve always enjoyed this musical mélange, and  decided to record my daily walk through the hallway. I also supplemented these samples with live recordings of some of my own acoustic compositions. Performance Practice is a heightened version of this incidental sonic experience.