Melodía sin melodía (2014)


Intended for 5.1 surround sound playback.
Featuring samples of Melody Chua on piccolo, flute, and bass flute.
Released on Society of Composers, Inc. CD vol. 30: modes

This piece was born out of an inspiration of mine to blend sounds of found household objects, a staple of electroacoustic fixed-media composition, with those of an instrument associated with conventional means of Western music production, the transverse flute. Both sonic groupings carry with them certain implications that are challenged in this piece; at the start, the found objects and flute behave as they "should," but their respective roles blur as the piece progresses, eventually reaching a kind of cooperative unity by the end.

I wish to extend my sincerest gratitude to flautist Melody Chua, whose contribution of samples of her brilliant playing formed the backbone of this piece.