Alchemy: Visions—Program Note

Alchemy: Visions is the dream/nightmare presentation of mysterious visions. The work is intended as a direct experience rather than a representation or mediation of an experience. The listener receives these visions and must then interpret their nature.

Alchemy: Visions is based on vocal and percussion recordings that are processed by granular synthesis and analysis/resynthesis techniques into new forms that reveal the inner structure of the source sounds while at the same time producing a unique sonic world. The work was realized with the Csound synthesis language and Matt Ingalls' score generator in my home studio and the studio of the University of Wisconsin–Madison.