Earlier this year, I was invited to perform electronics for the premiere of Kerry Hagan’s piece Agus í á bá, (As she drowned,). The piece was commissioned as part of the CMC Composer Lab, and performed by the RTE National Symphony Orchestra in Dublin.
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Duet is a sound installation investigating the Japanese aesthetic of ma as a centralizing concept of the composition of spatialized sound. Presented in the 32-channel speaker array of the University of Limerick’s SpADE (Spatialization and Audio Display Environment) lab, Duet elaborates on ma’s intention towards the sounding of emptiness as a space between things. Ma […]
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Introducing my newest work “Into whispering pines”. A score to old home movies. a contemplation of memory. like sound and music – a temporal experience. in their original state, these home movies are silent. No sound, just the remembrance of childhood and family vacation. The score for each is an invitation to participate in the […]
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Over this past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending Moogfest in Durham, NC. One of the highlights for me were the performances and talks given by Daniel Lanois. The through line connecting each, was an emphasis on listening, and communicating with the musicians he played with. What he referred to as an “acoustic proximity”. Performing, […]
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In the creation of a sound piece, I’m looking for an imaginative use of the raw material, the chosen sound sources, or prescribed themes at work. This involves hearing the inherent rhythms, textures, melodies within a sound, and then listening even closer to hear the sounds within the sound. That’s where creative intuition takes over […]
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Today, I’m proud to announce the release of my new piece Crackles and Codes. “The air was a chaos of crackling codes, voices, and music.” – Erik Barnouw The above quote describes Barnouw’s take on the proliferation of radio usage at the beginning of the twentieth century. This quote holds even more weight […]
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very pleased to announce the release of my new album, “Lineage.” Listen til you heart’s content…
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Track 6 of an ongoing series of ambient compositions entitled, “Until these walls see through”. you can check out the rest of the album to this point at ashbysounds.bandcamp.com enjoy.
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