Playing with Destroying
Drawing on my past experiences with technology, classical music, soundscape recording, and basic generative algorithms, Playing with Destroying is a next step into the world of avant-garde musicking. In the making of this music, timbre, noise, and collage were valued over form and other considerations.
The music emerged from my evolving philosophy and praxis as an educator. Working more and more with young children, my everyday music making involved more and more musical play. Witnessing and collaborating in their experiences of creative music making through exploration and play, I naturally brought this into my own artistic thought and practice. I started to value time spent tinkering and figuring out analog and digital technologies and performance techniques. I started to let certain compositional ideas that I usually would have passed on totally run, and run into new ideas and pieces.
Nicholas Patrick Quigley: Composer, Guitar, Viola, Voice, Electronics, Sound Recording Engineer, and Producer
Released on January 3, 2020.
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