Additional Materials for Dr. Jon Forshee,
for the position Clinical Assistant Professor of Music/Theatre in Music Technology at Purdue University.

1. TRANSFIGURED VERSE (2021) – Harp & Computer-generated sound (Audio + PDF)
2. CURRENTS (2017) – Digital Video & Computer-generated sound (Digital Video)
3. SACRED SKY (2020) – Violin with Computer-generated sound (Video + Score PDF)
4. Statement: Experience Teaching Finale, Digital Performer, & DAWs (PDF)

1. TRANSFIGURED VERSE – Harp with Computer-generated Sound

for Harp with Computer-generated Sound
Featured on the Centaur Records, January, 2022 release METAMORPHOSES,
by harpist Tasha Smith Godinez

TRANSFIGURED VERSE (2021) represents a fresh direction in my electroacoustic music work. As a true collaboration with harpist Tasha Smith Godinez, this piece took form over months of correspondence and file sharing. An important dimension of this work is the incorporation of the computer part, via foot pedal, as a controllable element by the harpist. By putting the computer part in Godinez’ control, she was able to modulate the pacing of the computer part to accommodate her tempi and phrasing.
(Below the image is a play button for the audio, plus a link to download the score.)

2. CURRENTS – Video with Computer-generated Sound

CURRENTS – Digital Video with Computer-generated Sound
This video is a collaboration with filmmaker Russell Richardson. Collaboration is a vital feature of my creative practice, and I believe increased collaboration across disciplines and across media is crucial to nurturing the emotional and communicative powers of Art.

The soundtrack was created using Csound, the sound-synthesis programming environment developed by Barry Vercoe. Some mixing and editing was then accomplished in the DAW Adobe Audition.

3. SACRED SKY – Violin with Computer-generated Sound

for Violin with Computer-generated Sound (Video Performance + Score PDF)

Sacred Sky (2020) is a collaboration with violinist Martha Muehleisen that takes flight from the visual artworks of Danielle Rae Miller. Miller’s works feature tactile imagery and forward-looking drawing techniques that combine to create a palpably-textured visual experience.
The computer part is created using Csound, and the combination of violin with the ethereal Csound timbres is hoped to evoke the celestial images (and celestial concepts behind the images) of Miller’s artwork.

Sacred Sky was premiered in UCCS’ Gallery of Contemporary Art Downtown on December 4th, 2020.

4. Statement: Expertise in Platforms and DAWs