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After 6 years, finally an official release

Yeah, it took a while for me to get around to working on this project.

I knew I wanted it to be a departure from Eponymous 4 and Empty Ensemble, and I knew I didn’t want to sing on it.

But what something is not doesn’t necessarily point in a direction to what it is. So it took a few years of listening and mulling and mulling and listening to pick a direction, and it ended up being post-rock.

When I wrote String Quartet Song No. 6 nearly 15 years ago, I knew it was a post-rock song that owes more than its fair share to Sigur Rós. So it felt natural for Penzias and Wilson to take that on.

Is that direction to which I’ll continue to go? I don’t know, to be frank. I want to be as much a surprise to me as to you.

Listen to the very first demo

Up on Soundcloud is the very first work to emerge from this new project.

It’s titled “Scene on Modes 4 and 6” and is part of a project called Scenes of Limited Transposition.

The idea: reduce Olivier Messiaen’s Modes of Limited Transposition to their triadic possibilities, then work only with those triads.

As the title would indicate, this first scene utilizes the chords possible in modes 4 and 6.

More scenes are on the way.

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