Mechanical LullabiesFebruary 25th, 2009
I have a new concept for an album called “Mechanical Lullabies” that will utilize a version of my Max/MSP patch, my guitar amplifier, and a series of digital and analog effects. The result is already very exciting. My first version was described in class as a far-off dreamscape with an errie quality. At this point, all I am going to give is a description, but I am planning on having lots of content, maybe even upwards of 40 minutes when all is said and done.
Additionally, I am nearing completion on a write-up of American composer, Roy Harris. I’ll admit that I had not heard of him before starting the project, but was surprised to learn that he was a colleague of Aaron Copland, and was instructed for several years by Nadia Boulanger. His works resemble Copland in some ways, including his use of American folk melodies and having many works with a patriotic theme. It was exciting to discover a great composer, especially one who represents our country so well.