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. 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 sixteen of those single sample pack pieces and then make an ensemble piece from that material. I decided on twelve initially, because after searching around a lil bit I felt that twelve unique instruments mapped well enough for me onto the idea of the sinfonietta. I have changed my mind about the size of the ensemble since then. When I rechead my initial goal of twelve instruments I collected them, went through them, combining them in different constallations. I am now thinking I need to have more variation in terms of physical materials used in order to round out the ensemble. 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.