The _____ Experiment is a Michigan-based chamber trio that I've worked with for some time now. Ever since their professional debut around a year ago, the forefront of their goals concentrated on commissioning composers to write new works for their unique instrumentation - clarinet, saxophone, and harp. While duets exist for the combinations of this group, not many trios do. The culmination of these efforts over the past year can be best summed up in their biggest project to date - an upcoming debut album highlighting works written by some of the composers they've collaborated with.
I've been fortunate to have contributed three new pieces to The _____ Experiment's fast-growing repertoire. When they approached me about including these works in their album project, I was just as equally thrilled as the day we first began to collaborate. Although I had previously mixed an EP of entirely electronic music with a recording engineer a few years ago, this was truly my first-ever professional recording experience with live musicians [not including the recording sessions I've had with professional musicians in an academic setting at New York University]. Hence, during one weekend in August, I returned back to Michigan for two intense, but rewarding, days of recording the three pieces I've written for The _____ Experiment - INFERNO 7.0, Conversations, and Antikythera.