Tonight, if you get a chance, tune into WFMU from 9PM-12AM. Daniel Blumin’s show will feature a new thing of mine — the first section of my piece Gardens, which has been/ is being funded by the Canadian Music Centre’s Toronto Emerging Composer Award, which I won in 2011.
As I’ve been saying before when I’ve given progress reports, this entire work, although created “in the studio” simply consists of instrumental layers played by me (with a bit of EQ, editing, reverb, compression, panning, volume adjustment—the usual!). The work is an indirect homage to Charles Stepney (the title of the piece and sections all refer to him).
This first section is entitled “Open Your Eyes and Forget”, named after the Minnie Riperton song “Close Your Eyes and Remember”.