Chromosphere II (electroacoustic)

As the second movement to my earlier composition Chromosphere I, Chromosphere II uses many of the same sound manipulation techniques, but expands its sonic world to include MIDI-generated material. This piece is also distinguished from its predecessor by its 4-channel audio set-up (however, what you hear on this channel is a stereo mix). My aesthetic influences for this piece ranged from the works of Vladimir Ussachevsky to ambient music of Brian Eno (specifically, his 1975 album Evening Star, recorded with Robert Fripp) to the visual arts movements of Lyrical Abstraction and Color Field Painting, best exemplified by the works of Mark Rothko.