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Nick Deyoe on A New Anxiety

a new anxiety for 20 players – Nicholas DEYOE Loud. Fast. Aggressive. When Chris Rountree invited me to compose a piece for wild Up, he asked for something loud, fast, aggressive, and inspired by Slayer or Meshuggah. With styles existing at opposite ends of a particular spectrum, I took this as an opportunity to engage with forms of acoustic intensity and brutality rather than

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Ornithology Premieres: this nest, swift passerine

I often work with field recordings, but i don’t often work with chamber orchestras.  I make recordings of rivers, trains, farms, cows, trees, wind, fog horns, church bells, traffic noise, and coffee shops.  These mundane things yield the most rigorous and beautiful sounds that I use in installations, and compositions.  When asked to work on a piece for wild Up, I jumped at the

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Reviews: LA vs. Brooklyn vs. Love

After the shows last week, we all went into Turkey-Hybernation. Here’s the recap: It all went pretty noisily. There were some reviews: Mark Swed – Los Angeles Times / Brian Holt – Out West Arts and a Brooklyn-Micro-Blog-Hell of tweet reviews of the review: which were all reviewed here: Out West Arts: “California Love” We also participated by eating celebratory and peaceful persimmons.