Monday, November 10, 2008

7 p.m. at the Georgia Tech Music Department (Couch Building room 207)

Directions are here.

Featured speaker: Atlanta-based composer Darren Nelsen

Darren Nelsen is an electroacoustic composer and guitarist located in Roswell, GA. His work has been commissioned by the Iolani School in Hawaii and performed by the New York Miniaturist Ensemble. Darren founded the Atlanta Composers Blog in 2006 and curated two seasons of the Atlanta Composer Group's Electronic Music Concert Series.

"'12x60' is an electroacoustic project whereby I wrote and published a 60-second piece of music each week for twelve weeks. All pieces were done in Csound, each utilizing a different technique or tool that I wanted to learn. I used spectral fusion, sample manipulation, effects processing, and various kinds of synthesis including additive, subtractive, granular, and amplitude and ring modulation. Forcing myself to be creative within tight constraints was very productive, and I came away with a much greater understanding of Csound and synthesis in general. In the open spirit of Csound, I look forward to sharing my code and insights."

The 12x60 sound and source files can be found at

The AJC write-up on the project is at

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