for woodwind instrument and electronics

Program Notes

Live Structure for solo improviser and electronics

Over the years, I have composed more than thirteen works inspired by water in its various physical forms, each time taking a different angle and exploring the very intimate and interdependent human relation to water.

For this new work, the musician performs from a graphic score created from the analysis of different water sounds: droplets, waves, ice breaking, etc. The graphical tool called Ocular Scores, is currently being developed in collaboration with Matralab and Joseph Browne.

Lately, I have become increasingly interested by the notion of interpretation. Do we retain the essence of elements through spontaneous translation? My exploration of “interpretation” has led me to challenge performers and push them into new places they might not have gone on their own. Yet, the musical world — the language and the impulses — belong to the performer.

Kyle Bruckmann has been a loyal collaborator for several years and a true inspiration for my music and I am thrilled to have composed this piece for him.

World Premiere

DROP for solo improviser and electronics
Kyle Bruckmann, oboe and English horn
Linda Bouchard, electronics and demonstration of Ocular Scores.
October 11, 2018
David Brewer Center, Berkeley, California.USA
Other Minds: “On the Nature of Music” Series


DROP for solo improviser and electronics
Kyle Brenders, soprano saxophone
Linda Bouchard, electronics and demonstration of Ocular Scores.
February 08, 2019
Rolston Recital Hall, Banff Center for the Arts, Alberta Canada


Kyle Bruckmann performing DROP
with a visual representation of his performance with the Ocular Scores
at CNMAT UC Berkeley.
April 10, 2019


Kyle Bruckmann performing Drop. (Short excerpt)
At University of the Pacific, Stockton, California.
February 25th, 2020


DROP for two musicians
Excerpt of performance on Nov 27, 2022
François Houle, Clarinet and Charlotte Hug, voice and viola
Video by Huei Lin.
Espace Bleu, Edifice Wilder Montreal Québec