Theme and Degradation (2020)

The main material of this piece is a loop of a short sample from a recording I made of the arpeggio sequence played by a pass scanner at a ski resort. The sample loop is time-manipulated, and a number of pitch-shifted entries of it occur in staggered succession at progressively slower playback rates to create aural interactions that can be perceived as rhythms and harmonies. Over the duration of the piece, the sample rate of the audio file itself is progressively reduced producing a gradual, degrading bitcrush.