Composing Electronic Music With Sibelius
My attempt at a hybridizing the methods from electronic and classical music practices, using Sibelius as a tool for making electronic music. These recordings use only the Sibelius software and the default configurations that it comes with out-of-the-box. If interested, you can read the theory about it here.
Most of these works are actually playable by live performers, so if you’re interested in performing any of them, let me know.
Autonomous Fantasies — for General MIDI
This piece was written specifically for General MIDI, designed to be used with Stephen Malinowski’s Music Animation Machine. The MAM player can be downloaded from Stephen’s site, while the piece itself can be downloaded here and played at the listener’s discretion on their home computer. The rendition tends to work the best when set to the BALLS setting in my opinion, but the experience of it is largely subjective. The MAM player only works with PCs for now, sorry!
One rendition can be seen here:
Pivoting Strategy No.4
“Pivoting strategy” is a term used by entrepreneurs and startups when a business model or idea is determined to be no longer sustainable, creating the necessity to switch the direction of where the organization is going. These switches can often be very radical — Twitter, for example, started from a company called Odeo, which was originally a podcast sharing service but ended up doing something very different to earn its success.
It’s a phrase that evokes ideas of change, reinvention and rebirth — part of what adds to the excitement and thrill of starting a new business. Entrepreneurs tend to look at “pivoting” with both reverence and dread, since they know that something drastic is about to happen in the near future
Corridors of Information
This is dedicated to the internet. Well, all that stuff on there that people make, anyway.
Greensleeves Piano Improvisation
Something based on something more traditional — Greensleeves is actually a song about courtship and love, making it a mystery how it got to be known as a Christmas song since it really has nothing to do with the holiday itself. Still, its melodic and harmonic structures are pretty good for improvisations and arrangements — maybe someone decided to sneak it in somewhere just because of that.