Ether

Ether is a triple-screen, 6.1 channel audiovisual work premiered at IU South Bend as part of the Performing Media Festival 2020. The work is the next in a series of works exploring two distinct research trajectories – the development of pieces for Expanded Audiovisual Format (EAF); works which seek, in both composition and exhibition, to explore expanded sonic and visual possibilities, and the development of a compositional technique I describe as algorithmic aleatoricism.   The work itself is a meditation on elongated tone and form, in which subtle changes to rhythm, pitch and relationships between materials, both sonically and visually, evolve very gradually and almost imperceptibly over time.