Hexopa (2022) is a series of audio-visual vignettes resulting from experiments with CMOS-inspired audio synthesis and generative video code using Max/MSP and Jitter.
The sounds were created using one bit synthesis adjacent techniques in Max MSP. Coding inspiration came from
Supercosmic is the inaugural release by the computer music collective Bitpanic. All tracks are free improvisations recorded remotely during 2021. Bitpanic members were located in Stockholm, Chicago, and Los Angeles and recorded live online via networked audio software.
Potential Artifact (2021) is a series of computer-based improvisations using sample manipulation, algorithmic processes, feedback, and randomness as organizing principles. Though rarely recognizable, samples include acoustic instruments, spoken words, field recordings, and computer generated tones.
All tracks are
Bitpanic is a computer music collective based in Los Angeles that explores networked compositional systems, experimental sound practices, and improvisation. The group follows the computer music lineage pioneered by The Hub. Current members are all former students and colleagues of
Feeney Chaplin Sumner is a trio that makes ambient electroacoustic improvisation. Tim Feeney, Clay Chaplin, and Davy Sumner coax bass shakers, vibrating sheet metal, field recordings, synth tones, and tuning forks into evolving drones, disparate characters, and patient textures.
In the Spring of 2017 I started researching how to build my own unique and interesting electronic sound-making devices. There are many DIY circuit schematics out there but I was particularly drawn to the CMOS-based circuits for my creative work.
Wake (2017) is an album based on field recordings that I have collected over the years. A few of the recordings have been creatively treated to modify the soundfield and others are presented in their original form. Each track has
THANKS SHARON (2001 – 2004, 2017)
Thanks Sharon is a video improvisation using the sanitized nature of the local evening newscast as source material. The piece examines an aspect of newscasts known as the throw, when one anchor or reporter
In the Fall of 2013 I started tinkering with Raspberry Pi micro-computers. The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. I was and
Side Effects (2011-2013) is a series of short audio-visual improvisations that I call digital meditations. Each improvisation utilizes a feedback structure in the software where the audio and video signals influence the abstraction of each other creating an infinite palette
MegaThought (2008 – 2012)
MegaThought is mainly Clay Chaplin, and Aaron Drake but sometimes includes Lewis Keller, and Phil Stearns depending on when they are in Los Angeles. We make live improvised skronk music together using a combination of …