Global Bifurcation & Chaos

Global Bifurcation and Chaos, written in 1992, takes its title from a mathematics text of the same name. Unevenly distributed random numbers have been applied to the parameters of pitch, duration, and local structure. The timbre of the sounds and the work’s larger structure are arbitrarily determined. There is no expressive agenda in this piece apart from the moment-to-moment nature of the sounds, although it was inspired by the beautiful whisperings of a radiator very late one night while I was falling asleep.