About “Karaṇīyamettā Sutta”

This is a sound meditation for as many voices as possible.  This was written as a meditation on kindness around the time of Pauline Oliveros' passing. "The audible attempt at a harmonious consensus among distinct individual voices is one of the most compelling musical experiences in existence. is is common in vocal chanting and ritual, … Continue reading About “Karaṇīyamettā Sutta”



Aria is a movement for choir of nervous aliens who try to play a lost fragment attributed to Saint-Saëns. Considering how they have never heard this music, each creature reads a guideline from a different historical period to inform its use of vibrato and phrasing. In Some Observations Concerning Baroque and Modern Vibrato, Frederick Kent … Continue reading Aria