Mixed Priorities

PROGRAM NOTES

Mixed Priorities is a one minute fixed media work selected for the 60×60 Pianoforte Mix. It was premiered at Roosevelt University in Chicago on Friday, 14 December 2012.

Created in Max 6, Mixed Priorities processes a collection of Fazioli piano samples and utilizes an algorithm that generates pitch and rhythm based on constantly shifting variables. However, this miniature prioritizes other factors such as register, timbre, depth, and playback speed. These elements drive the dramatic structure and mimic an organic agency not possible with the relatively simple algorithm used as its basis.

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