Recording on SoundCloud
Commission from Pemex (Petróleos Mexicanos)
For Chamber Orchestra, a work predicated on 'Compositional Bounding Theory', a theory about the locality of movement.
The main principle of Bounding Theory is the Subjacency condition, which forbids movement across more than one bounding node (i.e. tablature).
For Chamber Orchestra; Coloratura Soprano (Obstruent Phonology); Soubrette (Siblancy: Fricative speech sounds with high frequency); Spinto Soprano (Strict Cyclicity); IGT Wild Cherry Spinning Wheel Slot
IGT 2x3x4x5x Red Hot 7s™ Spinning Reel Slot; IGT Hot Roll® Ca$h Ca$h Ca$h™ Video Slots; IGT Megabucks® Crystal Sevens® Slot; WMS Dashing Dolphins Slot; Wicks Century 5 Pipe Organ; Paiste 24' Venus Gong;
Waldorf Blofeld Synthesizer
Formanta Polivoks Synthesizer
Hellfire Modulator, an analog, tube-based distortion rack-module
ESP jeune fille X Gips -Cross Rey- Moi dix Mois MANA Signature Model Electric Guitar
Instrumental reasoning can be explained — either in terms of it being constitutive of the very notion of having an end, or solely in terms of instrumental considerations.
Improvisation, perspectivisation and elementary birthing…
While projective values need not be intrinsically true, hey need not actually motivate us, they would determine what we ought to pursue(o) and protect (o).
They would provide reasons for actions. Objective values would come in Szen degrees, and more objective value would provide stronger reasons.
It follows that, if objective value exists, we ought to maximize it in the world.
But virtually no one acts with that goal in mind.
Furthermore, objective value would exist independently of our subjective valuing.
But we have no way of measuring amounts of such values independently of the ways we value objects.
While a subjectivist can account for mistaken values, a fully impersonal viewpoint, from which objective values would appear, seems instead to cause all values to disappear.
Nor does the moral point of view, which requires more impartiality than agents usually exhibit, reveal fully objective values.
"The trajectory of music should be avoided in the philosophy of science, with special reference to the way that van Fraassen sets up the difference between compositional realism and constructive empiricism. What counts as success in music as such is emblematic/unsatisfactory."
----Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.