Towards a music for ensemble


I am making a bunch of 20 minute pieces with SuperClean. They are all unique examples of working with sample packs that I’ve made by playing and recording an instrument or an object. So far I have nine pieces like that. I am sharing the code and the sample packs on my log page as I finish the pieces. The idea is to get up to twelve of those single sample pack pieces and then make an ensemble piece from that material. I decided on twelve because after searching around a lil bit I feel that 12 unique instruments maps well enough for me onto the idea of the sinfonietta. As I’ve been working on this project for a while now I’ve been thinking more and more about the idea of the instrument. In my mind I’ve been expanding it to mean; The combination of the sound files in the sample pack as well as the code that shapes those recordings. I am curious to find out whether this expanded idea of the instrument can hold up later on, when I begin working in earnest to make a music for ensemble in the next phase.