Fractus I explores a number of granular synthesis techniques, allowing for an open-ended manipulation of tonal and rhythmic ideas. The piece focuses extensively on pitch activity and pulse regularity, while the trumpet and computer play mutually supportive roles.
Fractus I took first prize in the 2012 ASCAP/SEAMUS Commission Competition. The piece has been performed by Jared Broussard, Josh Davies, Sam Wells, and Marshall P. Yoes. Grant Harbison and Alan Lara provided trumpet samples and indispensable feedback during the compositional process.
Jared Broussard, trumpet