Boom-Ba

 

Composed: 1997
Duration: 8'12"

Program Notes

Using nothing but loops downloaded from the Internet in a single evening – back when that was fairly new and unusual – Boom-Ba recontextualizes these overtly dance-oriented sounds into a tapestry of interruption. Throughout the first two large sections of the work, a groove constantly begins to develop, only to be thwarted. In the closing section, the groove is permitted to evolve, but quickly spins out of control.