Category Archives: 2006

Music composed during 2006

Music for Panic Attacks

[play] Music for Panic Attacks (2006)

Over the summer, I was having problems with anxiety. I noticed that sometimes, if I exposed myself to stressful sounds, they would sometimes leave me feeling relaxed at the end, rather than more agitated. I set out to make something that would stress me into relaxation in this fashion. In stead I came up with this. During the summer, every time I heard it worked on it, it would reliably give me a panic attack. I played it on stage only once in August 2006 at the Luggage Store Gallery. It gave me a mild panic attack. I’ve decided not to play it again.

Other people note that it does not stress them out, so I seem to have found the magical combination to give myself (and nobody else) a panic attack.



[play] Élégie (2006)

Cornetto and Computer / Cornet à bouquin et ordinateur

Cette pièce a un caractère mélancolique. Les notes sont instables, basculent de l’équilibre au deséquilibre, comme la vie vers la mort. C’est à la mémoire des proches qui m’ont quittés.

A piece with unstable notes. They glissando from equilibrium to precarity as life slides into death. This is a remembrance of my deceased mother and foremothers.

Recorded at CCMIX on 12 juin 2006. Played by Solène RIOT and I. / Joué par Solène RIOT et moi.


Faux-bourdon Bleu

[play] Faux-bourdon Bleu

An artifact-laden brassage where samples from french radio news are expanded and then compressed, creating a drone texture. The samples used include the France Bleu theme, the RFI news theme and some chanting from a protest.

De la synthèse granulaire avec beaucoup d’artéfacts. Il y a des enregistrements de France Bleu, RFI et une manifestation.

Performed at la Barbare, 11 Mars 2006