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Overdrive Swing

Here the drum fills are sprinkled with figures from the bass and bass clarinet. Could these passages have been composed with notation and then rehearsed? Yes, but I think the phrasing would not have been as spontaneous.



This comes from the title track, one of my favorites. The violin’s rugged ostinato serves as a backdrop for lush ensemble harmonies and strange quasi-melodies.


Constellation on techTV

Ron Smith discusses his work "Constellation" for orchestra and live electronics on the television program techTV. The role of CNMAT in the work is also discussed, featuring David Wessel.