Synched was conceived in a slightly different way than my other music. It began as an aleatoric piece for string octet and electronics. The first performance of Synched was in collaboration with Gallim Dance and part of Juilliard’s celebrated Beyond the Machine festival. Because of the controlled improvisation during the concerts, Synched was never performed the same way twice.
I decided to take elements from the octet and notate it in a fixed version for string orchestra. Synched is structured on loops—four or eight bar phrases that repeat. Each loop is a building block that is never altered but instead is used in different combinations. Each instrument has its own unique set of loops that occasionally overlap. By limiting the musical material I am able to play with rhythm, syncopation, register, and stereophonic effects throughout the piece.
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Items included: Full Score and Instrumental Parts
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