After All

The Halcyon String Quartet and actor David Troup recently gave my quintet After All a wonderful premiere in Rockland, Maine. Video here. Score here.

The text is comprised of testimonies of Halcyon’s supporters and audience members concerning their hopes, dreams, concerns, and fears for and of the future, plus a brief quotation of a poem by Kate Barnes, Maine’s first Poet Laureate, at the very end. Kate Barnes, excerpt from “April and Then May” from Where the Deer Were. Copyright © 1994 by Kate Barnes. Used by permission of The Permissions Company, LLC on behalf of David R. Godine, Publisher, Inc. All rights reserved worldwide.

Some Landscapes

These are some preparatory studies for a show at Steel House this coming winter. I think they are more sophisticated than most of my earlier work. In particular, they offer one solution to a problem of diversity of behavior in algorithmic art: If a work is generated by a single organic algorithm, how can it look like something other than an undifferentiated mass?