[Compositions 2012]

Composition 2012.01

Composition 2012.01 (Untitled) consists of a pulsing noise element  that pans across the stereo field and fading sounds. Distortion has been added to create a level f timbral complexity. 

Composition 2012.02 (Untitled)

The theoretical basis for this composition - and the first principle from which it is derived - is that things exist - and that there is also the non-existence of things. Musical and sonic elements such as tones and sounds are considered as objects and things. And the non-existence of things is considered as silence or empty space.  

The early Greek philosopher Democritus maintained - paradoxically - that what does not exist is no less real than what does exist. That what does not exist is empty space. What exists are bodies - things -  or objects - the things which occupy space - and move through its emptiness. For Democritus - empty space is infinite in extent - and bodies infinite in number.