Audio CDs

Compact Discs

Audio CD's are available for order through:
Spectrum Music (781-862-0088). Price is $15.00 per disc.

ALBUM (Link to Notes) AUDIO SAMPLES (MP3s)

Natural Phenomena Set 1 Nos. 1 - 5 for Digital Piano (1995)
No. 1  Sonoluminescence  (2:52)
No. 2  The Dancing Venus of Galgenberg  (2:52)
No. 3  The Crab Nebula in Taurus  (2:32)
No. 4  Cascades and Vortices  (2:36)
No. 5  Fly-by (Voyager II)  (3:50)
Soliton 2  from Set No. 3 for Digital Piano (1994)  (1:42)
Music for Modified Digital Piano from Set 1 for Modified Digital Piano (1998)
No. 1  (1:25)
No. 2   (1:58)
from Great Rivers for Solo Electric Bassoon, Nos. 1-12  (1997)
No. 6  the Yangtse at Sikang  (1:27)
No. 9  the Volga in Winter  (1:11)
No. 10  the Mississippi  (2:30)
No. 11  the Irrawaddy at Mandalay  (0:59)
No. 12  the St. Lawrence at Thousand Islands  (2:15)
from Eat to Live, Live to Eat for Solo Electric Voice, Nos. 1-12  (1997)
No. 1  (0:31)
No. 2  (1:05)
No. 5  (0:43)
No. 7  (1:17)
Words To Music Five Studies on the Brain No. 1 for Digital Piano (from text by Gail Wight)  (0:47)
Five Studies on the Brain No. 5 for Digital Piano  (1:29)
The Observer is the Observed No. 1 for Digital Piano (from text by Donald Burgy)  (1:26)
Reflections From Behind the Plate No. 6 for Digital Piano (from text by Yogi Berra)  (0:55)
Reflections from Behind the Plate No. 12 for Digital Piano  (1:37)


Vinyl Recordings

Paths of Motion
Sets and Simulations for Small Computer (1985)

Music from a Small Planet
in Three Parts (1981)


Electronic and Computer Music

Audio Compact DiscsThe music combines 'intelligent' music composition, algorithmic aesthetics, and electronically processed sounds. In general, the music consists of simple patterns which represent various structures in nature.

The music is generated by a set of microprograms which contain the instructions for realizing the music. The software combines the simplest elements of musical texture (pitch, dynamics, duration, speed, rhythm, articulation, etc.) with basic structural elements (continuity, repetition, variation, and chord structures which are derived from the melodic flow of the music). These are the most fundamental elements in music, and are shared among all musics, irrespective of a particular style, form, or culture.

Occasionally, melodic 'themes' are incorporated within the music. In some pieces, the themes are generated by the computer with a theme-generator program, while in others they are freely composed. The themes are input into a data base where they are selected and modified automatically by the computer when the program is active. Some random variability is introduced in the program to provide structural coherence.

Events in our surrounding world are formed by continuous patterns of material and energy which are driven by natural forces. We tend to experience these events as discontinuous objects or processes. In contrast, this music is intended to provoke the listener to imagine events in the world as a series of natural patterns which occur continuously in a variety of forms, at different times, and at different orders of magnitude and scale.