Scatter (1999, rev. 2000) was commissioned by the 20th Annual New Music and Art Festival at Bowling Green State University. This multi-channel work for tape is based on recordings of sounds that contain an element of motion. The composition explores the use of sound spatialization as a primary formal determinant. Scatter attempts to surround the listener with events from every direction that move at varying velocities. The work also explores the composers own multi-channel implementation of granular synthesis that “scatters” sonic grains throughout the multi-channel environment.
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