soliloquy

electric guitar and live electronics

soliloquy (2015) was written as an experiment in expanding the performance capabilities of electric guitar through the use of live processing. While the instrument is commonly known for being played with a wide variety of pedals to alter timbre and texture, live processing affords the additional opportunity for the gradual manipulation of effects over periods of time in a large number of meaningful ways. This piece borrows idioms from the post-rock and shoegaze genres and recontextualizes these ideas into a structural framework where emphasis is placed on the gradual expansion, contraction, and degradation of the sound world.