Nearly all the original sound material for
incandescence was extracted from Iannis Xenakis' Persepolis.
This material was transformed by such processes as fragmentation, scrambling,
distortion, comb filtering and reverberation, using programs I wrote in
Composed during a Djerassi Artists Residency in May 2003. Many thanks
to Naut Humon of Asphodel Records for his generous and energetic support,
and to all the people of the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, without
whose “gift of time” this piece would never have been written.
incandescence was a finalist in the competition Musica Nova
2006 and in the VI International Contemporary Music Contest Città di