“0101" Premiered with Contemporary Music Ensemble
0101 earns its name from the five-note pattern that is outstanding throughout the majority of the piece, in addition to referencing 0101’s formal sections ABAB. When writing this piece, I was heavily influenced by compositional elements commonly found in techno music. A major focus of 0101 is the exploration of transformations, particularly of musical elements found in techno, such as driving repetitive forces, gradual shifts in timbre, and periods of metric ambiguity. Often, a goal of these transformations is to distort the listener’s perception of meter, instrumentation, and characterization of the piece as whole.