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Determined by Whom?

Part 1 - The first part of Determined by Whom consists of cascading complex tones that come in waves. Like ocean waves, they do not necessarily come in regular intervals and some waves come against one another.

Part 2 - The second part of Determined by Whom is more meditational as it unfolds. There are still cascading waves of gestures, but they are slower. Nonetheless, they build up to some striking heights of intensity before subsiding again.

Part 3 - The third part of Determined by Whom involves intense, striking gestures. The cascading portions of intensity strike one another and overlap, while at times they create tension with one another, at other times, they interlaces with one another.

Description

Determined by Whom is a piece composed for virtual synthesizer modules that model analog Eurorack modules. The software being utilized is called VCV Rack. It is a free, open-source modular development system. The different parts of this piece are all patches that are created, set, and left untouched during performance. Different modulation systems are employed to run sequences over time that continue to evolve as they are not synchronized witht heir modulators. As such, the different parts to the overall piece could go on seemingly endlessly with only a repetition of motives and gestures without repetition of overall material. Thus, the parts to the piece seem to evolve on their own and grow organically. The end points for each part were selected by the composer for the sake of creating presentable instances of each part that had a length of form conducive to ease of listening.

Tools Utilized

  • VCV Rack virtual modular synthesizer system.

LWM Music

Dr. Lawrence W. Moore of LWM Music

LWM Music is a website maintained by Dr. Lawrence W. Moore. Dr. Moore is a composer of electro-acoustic music and a multimedia artist whose interests include synthesis, sound design, video art, interactive systems, and multimedia software development. This website serves as a hub for his art and his tutorials. Moore feels that education is an important thing for artists, and the sharing of knowledge helps us all fuel our inspiration and abilities to utilize technological tools that are beneficial for the creation of our art.

Lawrence's music, video art, software developments, and learning tutorials are housed on this website in tandem with the LWM Music YouTube channel. Please subscribe to the channel if you like the content that you have found and be sure to press the "like" button on videos that you find helpful or entertaining. Viewers are encouraged to leave comments on the videos and ask questions if they have them. You will soon find that you are in a community of people with similar interests who are also asking questions, making suggestions, posting requests, and engaging in discussions to help them further their own art and software developments.

Wayfarer

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In addition to the art music and academic endeavors that you find at LWM Music, Dr. Lawrence W. Moore also composes music that draws upon his interest in fantasy and mysticism, called Wayfarer. This music and accompanying media is hosted at The Music of Wayfarer website. Please check it out when you have a chance.

The Wayfarer Project

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The Wayfarer Project is where Dr. Lawrence W. Moore explores legend, lore, mythology, and philosophy in an effort to learn more about the human condition. Our life journey is spent traveling through a mysterious universe with much to offer and much to learn. Knowing more about ourselves is one of the more fulfilling pursuits that one can have in life. It is through our imagination that we express the truest honesty.

Psyche Electro-Acoustic Opera Company

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Dr. Moore also works with his wife and fellow composer/multimedia artist, Liza Seigido in the production of electro-acoustic/multimedia opera productions. The Psyche Electro-Acoustic Opera Company is an adventurous project that presents short operas that utilize video, lighting, electronic music, and modern staging to present powerful stories set to music. Please visit the website to find out more about this project and see some video excerpts of concert performances and some of Seigido's tutorials on interactive music and media.