Michael Edwards

Sheet Metal Study

Programme Note

This is the first computer-music piece I ever wrote. It is an all-synthesis piece using the Frequency Modulation (FM) technique as developed by John Chowning, whose classes I took at Stanford University. As a project for one of the classes, I modeled and synthesised a gong, then, using the synthesis programme I had developed, wrote this piece. The frequency structure is based on the overtone series of the modeled gong sample.