Csound: fragments.csd

The Bohlen-Pierce Symposium, Boston, March 7th-9th, 2010

Program Notes

Fragments is the final product from a series of short etudes and generative instrument experiments conducted in order to gain an understanding of the Bohlen-Pierce scale. This direction emulates the way in which a hacker approaches the challenge of dissecting a piece of software or electronic device. The piece is composed, programmed and generated with the Csound computer music language. The evolution of Fragments is documented at The Csound Blog:


Jacob Joaquin started tinkering with music on a Commodore 64 while in elementary school. From 1994 – 1996 he ran the Digital Dissonance BBS, an online Fresno community where musicians traded orginal tracker-based electronic compositions. He received his BA in Music Synthesis from Berklee College of Music in 1999. During his time at Berklee he recieved his first C programming lesson from Max Mathews and was the first recipient of Berklee’s Max Mathews’ award. Jacob completed his Masters Degree in Composition New Media and Integrated Media at California Institute of the Arts in 2002. He has studied composition with Dr. Richard Boulanger, Mark Trayle and Morton Subotnick. Jacob actively blogs about computer instrument design at The Csound Blog. He currently resides in Fresno, California.

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