"After Candy"

"After Candy" [please listen on Bandcamp]

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This was the first track I made for my current Bandcamp release, Chamber Bits. It's the ninth track on the release. In the opening segment, I am using a mouse to move a cursor around an X/Y grid, kind of like a joystick, which changes the timbre of the notes in real time. At the halfway point an "electro" beat comes in and the track kicks into higher gear. The beat is from an early-'00s softsynth that connotes "cool" and would be completely unacceptable in any classical or sound art repertoire (see my thoughts on interrogative use of the recently outmoded).