Electric Fall premieres!

Since the beginning of my introspective exile, I’ve been keeping myself busy both writing music and writing about music. Most of my composition time has been spent working on a completely digital suite of music which I’m calling Electric Fall. I’m pleased to announce that this suite is finished and I am proud to premiere it on my YouTube channel, which you can access from my website: https://jamesmcallistermusic.com/music/completed-works/

The work is in three separate movements; “Spooky Season,” “The Thinning of the Veil,” and “Pumpkin Patch.” I created the music with the Bitwig Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), which I’ve been experimenting with since 2019. It’s been an interesting process learning about what this technology can do, and I’ve been enjoying the exploration of this new medium. I recently completed a piece for bass clarinet and fixed media called Chant, which my excellent colleague Heather Gering premiered at KWU in 2022. Check out her LinkedIn page at https://www.linkedin.com/in/heather-gering-608598211/

Since then, I’ve been intrigued by the notion of fully electronic music that could be disseminated anytime by anyone, although I must admit that the performer in me doesn’t know how to feel about musicians being completely omitted from the performance. However, I have always felt that artists need to adapt to change, and there is no hiding from the fact that digital music creation is here to stay.

               Electric Fall is based on my favorite season, and I hope that you will be interested enough to go and check it out. Regardless, thank you for taking the time to read my blog and listening to my music!

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