Here’s a sort of threnody for 2016, which I made on Black Friday, thinking about Pauline Oliveros. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/295053780″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”250″ iframe=”true” /]
Here are some sound collage pieces I recently put together, using minimalist phase techniques on (mostly) punk rock materials. It’s called X-Ray Glass, continuing my exploration of albums beginning with the letter X. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/155413048″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]
This Saturday, September 12, there will be a CD release show at Automata for my new album on Diamond Pulses, with special guests Danny Holt and Mike Robbins! There will be two shows at 8 and 10pm, and I will perform Diamond Pulses at both. The 8pm show will also feature Mike Robbins and Danny Holt in a rare duo performance of Workers Union, a seminal and uncompromising work of musical minimalism by Dutch composer Louis Andriessen. The 10pm show will feature a performance by Danny Holt of Philip Glass’ Two Pages, an early exploration of additive processes derived from his time working with Ravi Shankar. Stream the album now from Orenda Records’ Bandcamp page: [bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=1844134484 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small] ___ Saturday, September 12, 8pm and 10pm Automata 504 Chung King Court Los Angeles CA 90012 8pm: • Workers Union, performed by Danny Holt and Mike Robbins • Diamond Pulses, performed by Daniel Corral 10pm: • Two Pages, peformed by Danny Holt • Diamond Pulses, performed by Daniel Corral But tickets online here: https://www.artful.ly/store/events/6883# ___ Daniel Corral’s Diamond Pulses is a 32 minute aural experience combining electronic polyrhythms, microtonal tuning systems, classical minimalist influences, and noisy ambiance to open new sonic dimensions. Constantly evolving minimalist grooves recall Terry Riley or Cluster. The microtonal tuning systems recall Harry Partch, James Tenney, or Arnold Dreyblatt. Meanwhile, the counterpoint of noisy washes recalls the sound of ocean waves on the shore. This performance of Diamond Pulses will feature projections of live video of the piece’s colorful interactive score. ___ Mike Robbins and Danny Holt will also perform several seminal works of musical minimalism. At 8pm, they will play a duo version of Louis Andriessen’sWorkers Union, a minimalist masterpiece written for “any loud sounding group of instruments.” At 10pm, Danny Holt will play “Two Pages” by Philip Glass, an early exploration of additive processes derived from his time working with Ravi Shankar. Robbins is the director of Eighteen Squared, a new music ensemble specializing in the music of Steve Reich. Holt is a virtuosic pianist described as described as “the classical music equivalent of an extreme sports athlete” (The Record). Danny Holt’s website: http://dannyholt.net/ Mike Robbins’ website: http://highstimulation.com/
I am excited to announce my new album, Diamond Pulses! Diamond Pulses will be released by Orenda Records on September 12. There will be a release show that day at Automata. Stream the audio from Bandcamp, then pre-order your copy from Orenda Records! [bandcamp width=100% height=42 album=1844134484 size=small bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5] More info soon!
I’ll have a few chamber music performances in June to announce soon! In the meantime, here’s an electronic piece I made recently. It fades in slowly, so have a bit of patience at the beginning. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/204484331″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”250″ iframe=”true” /]
A friend I grew up with back in Alaska passed away recently, and I made this in response. It was mostly for myself, and I wasn’t originally going to share it with anyone, but changed my mind. It starts silently and has a very slow fade in. Best heard on headphones or with nice speakers.