My comps are the result of multi-tracking and the process of a kind of composition/performance. Milton Babbitt wisely stated that “…performance and composition(in electronic music) are an indissoluble act.” My comps are the result of compositional exploration that negotiate chance and determined process.
I want to be challenged, so visual art or music that is easily understood and does not make demands on the viewer/listener does not interest me. I believe in the richness of aesthetic experience, one that is layered with meaning, but one that is the result of active participation by the viewer/listener. I remember my first listen to Captain Beefheart’s album Lick My Decals Off Baby. My initial reaction was one of shock and disbelief-what was this?? After some time and many listens, it suddenly, like a slap in the face, made sense…an epiphany I will never forget.