Hunter Brown

Composer | Percussionist | Music Technologist

Real-Time Performance Systems

Electroacoustic Composition

For Viola and Electronics

Falter/Cleanse is a single movement work for viola and interactive electronics that explores moments of pointed turbulence and acute vulnerability. The electronics act as a surgical lens that exposes and exploits the viola’s intrinsic noise. The viola falters in its struggle to be cleansed of this noise, and is eventually left hollowed and splintered.

Stereo Fixed Media

World Premiere.

For percussion quartet (4 bass drums/cymbals), tape, and live electronics.

This piece uses a technique I call "membrane feedback." A transducer and contact mic are attached to the head of each bass drum. The contact mic and transducer are routed through the same audio channel within an analog mixer. This results in a feedback loop through the drum head. This allows the performs to control the pitch and amplitude of the feedback by placing their hands on different spots of the drum head, by applying pressure to the drum head, and various other techniques.

Percussion: Justin Gunter, Louis Pino, Carson Fratus, and Liam Smith
Pre-Recorded Voice: Emma Blackman
Electronics: Hunter Brown

Audio-Visual Fixed Media

Percussion Performance