These five pieces were composed with a process I call interlooping. Each piece starts out as a single loop of spontaneously-played piano, which is played back while I play and record a second “live” loop. This continual layering of live playing over accumulated loops results in a combination of interesting interruptions, harmonies, and echos that make each piece increasingly more dynamic from start to finish.
Added to the catalog of Japanese netlabel Bump Foot in January 2015.
The titles refer to specific moments from my life that have been instrumental in shaping my present and my future:
– Tanglewood: The dissolution of my first long-term relationship.
– Long Distance: The passing of my grandmother.
– Questions: The process of shedding the faith of my childhood.
– First Glance: The precise moment I met my wife, the love of my life.
– Providence: The street in Lawrence, KS, on which my wife and I now live, and where we’ve decided to make our home.
In all, these pieces remind me of where I’ve been, and how those experiences have helped me recognize where I’m meant to be.
All music composed, performed, and recorded by Christian Williams. Recorded with a Zoom H2N through the Looptastic HD app for iPad; mixed and mastered with Audacity.
Providence by Christian Williams is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.