(sighing): oh…but we were monsters

This work was directly inspired by Alvin Lucier’s Music for Snare Drum, Pure Wave Oscillator, and One or More Reflective Surfaces .At the time it was my way of using live instruments without the need for musicians! The music is largely synthesized from sine tones through custom built software in Max/MSP and processed guitar samples. The video accompanying the piece was commissioned by Crash Ensemble as part of their 10 year anniversary concert series in October 2007. The video material was composed entirely in Jitter, the video extension of Max/MSP. It uses a great deal of OpenGL graphics, rendering various standard shapes and manipulating them.