About "Amber Grains of Wave"
These selections are from a series of live solo improvisations with
and processes I designed using Pd
(a.k.a. Pure Data), a Free Open Source real-time graphical programming
environment for music, video and graphics.
"Amber Grains..." is a collection of studies with my new Pd instrument "polygrainsynth",
incorporating granular synthesis techniques into the mix of subtractive/FM sounds
provided by an earlier instrument called "polywavesynth". Low pass and comb filtering, and occasional
touches of reverb are the only additional processing (and that's all live, too).
As indicated by the
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License,
this music is free for download and sharing, provided you keep the
mp3 metadata (the text annotations attached to each recording) intact.
You can't use it for commercial purposes without
asking me first, and you can't make derivative works from it without
asking me first. That said, I'm very open to collaboration, so if you want to do
a remix or something, just ask.