Mountains in Space

My most recent musical project is a collaboration with Luke Dahl called Mountains in Space.

Feel free to take a listen on our SoundCloud page.

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Summer 2013 Set

This is a performance of the music I have been working on throughout the summer. I performed a very similar set in center camp at burning man this year. All of the sounds were created from scratch.

Colin’s Summer 2013 Set

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Dore Changes Party Set

I performed at a party we held to celebrate changes happening among many friends at one of my favorite spots in San Francisco with wonderful people! Here is a recording of the set:

Colin’s Dore “Changes” Party Set

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chowscape

Here is a “musical statement” I created while working on a homework assignment. The assignment was to experiment with FM synthesis by building some timbres and submitting them along with a musical statement.

Sounds I created with FM synthesis.

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Activist Montage

Below is an audio montage/narrative-like soundscape that I have created from various clips of NPR interviewees and reporters. It was originally developed for a 4-channel audio system, but below is the binaural stereo mix. Audio was generated using ChucK. End result and source code can be found below. Hope you enjoy.

NOTE: Unlike most content on this site, this audio is NOT licensed as Creative Commons. The content is copyrighted by NPR.

Too Big to Fail

NOTE: Source code is licensed MIT.
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Algorithmic Composition with the Fibonacci Sequence

I find the significance of the Fibonacci number sequence in nature, art, and mathematics very interesting. For some time I have been thinking about how this pattern can be applied to music and have been developing my own musical composition that is algorithmically based on the Fibonacci sequence.

The composition as it stands currently. Please enjoy, and feel free to download if you would like.

Algorithmic Composition

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[ Demo ]

This past summer I spent a good amount of time editing and mixing my band’s demo which is finally available for all to hear. For anyone who doesn’t know, our band is called [ ]. We like to think of it as a symbol that can be pronounced “aptronym”.

Here is one of our songs, entitled “Funk Train”:

Funk Train

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Fibbass 2010

Here is the result of this semester’s work on my Fibonacci composition:

Fibbass

If you are interested in my process, please feel free to read my final report below, or email me.

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Fibonacci Composition

This semester, for “Interactive Arts Programming” class, I will be making an interactive composition based on the Fibonacci sequence. The piece will involve me playing the bass line of my composition, while a computer takes my performance as input and generates algorithmically determined accompaniments.

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Coagulate

Here is another song I made recently. I do not think it is perfect, but I am proud of it. I think we are going to try to perform it as a band.

Coagulate

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Splinter

This is a song I made for Computer Music class. It is produced entirely of sounds I have recorded myself. There are still a few compression issues that I would like to work out, but overall I’m pretty proud of it.

Splinter

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