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Absolute Zero

stereo electroacoustic music (2008) 5'

  • Premiered => Sound Exchange Concert - UIUC; 10.24.2008.
  • Presentation => CMS 32nd South Central Regional Conference, Arkadelphia, AR, 3.31.2017; Audiograft Jukebox/Audiograft Festival 2013, Oxford, United Kingdom, 2.25-3.3.2013; and New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival 2009.
  • Recorded => UIUC EMS 50th Anniversary Commermorative Collection - EMS-2008.


Program Notes:

Absolute Zero (2008), stereo electroacoustic music, is concerned with the "life" of the constituent particles of matter as they reach the invisible bonds of absolute zero. Absolute Zero (noun) – the lowest temperature that is theoretically possible, at which the particle constituents of matter do not move or have minimal motion. Imagine these particles as "life forms." Consider the crowds, the struggle, and the panic that would be the result of such an event as absolute zero. Imagine yourself rebelling against the approaching bonds of cold.

Absolute Zero was produced using Csound, Absynth, and Protools, and was realized in the Experimental Music Studios at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.