- Stony Brook University Contemporary Chamber Players ·
- Mantra Percussion ·
of culpable trajectories and transformations derives its title from the book of conversations between William Kentridge and Rosalind C. Morris in That Which Is Not Drawn. The piece examines the potential sonic paths stemming from a single and highly abstracted field recording, choosing certain outcomes at the expense of others.
The original sonic material used to derive the electronics was developed through the commissioning project Concerto for Buildings with Make Music New York, written for Mantra Percussion and Face the Music. My many thanks to Daniel Goode, whose recordings of (literally) striking buildings in SoHo provided the initial spectral material for the electronics, as well as to Michael McCurdy, Jude Traxler, and Mantra Percussion.
The piece was then adapted for the Stony Brook University Contemporary Chamber Players as part of their 28th Annual Premieres Concert.