Program Notes

Doleo Æternus (Equal Tempered Version)

08 X 15

In early 2007 Avant Media premiered Anger in SoHo, NYC. Since its premiere, I have been revising, improving and perfecting this piece, and have renamed the piece doleo æternus. This new version incorporates elements of North Indian rāga as taught to me by La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela and represents the beginning of a performance tradition centered around this piece, and focused on the purity of statement in combining material and process.

By mixing live music with a semi-autonomous computer, the simple chords of the piece become a shimmering rhythmic drone that is at once harmonic and melodic.

Written for the International Society of Improvised Music conference booklet that was printed to include this performance of Doleo Æternus in 2008.