The Generators (2010-2012) were a series of composition & performance solutions based on the idea of utilizing gradually opposing clock & control voltages to yield flowing canons of modal minimalism. The direct descendant of Playthroughs, this exploration of the implementation of algorithmic & generative processes in hardware was a rigorous three-year pursuit; the ideas in these patches are still heavily utilized as one of the building blocks of the Redactions series.

"Generator" was performed a number of times in a wide variety of situations & occasions, with the final performance given in September 2011 at Issue Project Room during a week-long celebration of the music of Eliane Radigue; along with Terry Riley & Laurie Spiegel, a major formal & conceptual influence on this particular piece. As a solo work, it has been revisited only once since then on the occasion of an invitation to perform on Revere Beach in Boston, MA; I had driven past the "Beach Generator" sign many times on the way there; a natural fit. 


Live Generator 1.0 - 090919 / Cafe Du Nord, San Francisco
Live Generator 1.1 - 090927 / The Armory, Somerville
Live Generator 1.2 - 091009 / Spectacle, Boston
Live Generator 1.3 - 091024 / The Elevens, Northampton

Live Generator 1.5 - 100214 / Starlab, Somerville
Live Generator 1.6 - 100228 / The Whitehaus, Jamaica Plain

Live Generator 1.8 - 100603 / Warsaw, Greenpoint

Chicago Generator - 100819 / The Viaduct Theater, Chicago
Pyramid Generator - 100922 / Pyramid Atlantic, Silver Spring
High Zero Generator - 100926 / Theatre Project, Baltimore
Issue Generator (for Eliane Radigue) - 100927 / Issue Project Room, Brooklyn


"Generator" (Root Strata RS62, June 2010)
"Live Generators (1)" (Protracted View)
"Generators" (Editions Mego, March 2012)

Press & Further Reading:

"Generator" Root Strata release page (June 2010)
"Live Generators (1)" on Root Blog
"Generators" Editions Mego release page (March 2012)

The Propensity of Sound (Issue Project Room, September 2011)
For Eliane (Issue Project Room, September 2011)

Pitchfork (February 2012)
Spin (March 2012)
Joseph Burnett (January 2012)
"Generator" thread on Muff Wiggler