Michael Edwards

for Magda Cordell, if she'll have it

Programme Note

"for Magda Cordell, if she'll have it" was created with algorithmic composition software I've been developing since 2000. In particular this piece uses a looping technique designed for processing digital audio but now adapted to looping notated rhythms.

Magda Cordell's "Figure (Woman)" is a hugely energetic painting that manages to create recognisable forms from techniques we usually associate with abstract expressionism, something analogous to the conscious yet non-reactionary use of tonal (even jazz-like) structures in the cascade of notes that pour forth in my piece.