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Overdrive Swing

Posted by Amadeus Regucera on July 27, 2009

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.



Posted by Amadeus Regucera on July 21, 2009

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

Posted by Amadeus Regucera on August 3, 2009

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.