Research

Microtonal Percussion

My research over the past year has focused on microtonal composition for both acoustic instruments and electronics, with an interest in approaching tuning as resonance in my compositions.*

Expanding on this work, I am embarking on a two-year project to design and build a series of microtonal percussion instruments.  Once completed, these instruments will be used alongside traditional orchestral percussion instruments in a series of acoustic and mixed compositions for chamber ensemble.

 

*I am grateful for support from the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship at the University of Montana.