Recent Works

 
 
 

Bubble Chamber (2017)

Modulude, version 1 (2016)

Still life (2016) Curtis Roads and Stephan Kaske

 
 

Then (2016)

 
 

Always (2013)

 
 

Epicurus ( 2010)

 Never : NeverNever, NeverAgain, NeverMore (2010)

Touche pas (2009)

Nuage gris (in progress)

 
 
 

Album

 
 
 

Point Line Cloud

2005
CD+DVD
Label Asphodel ‎– ASP 3000

 
 
 
 

CD Audio Content

 

Now (2003) electronic sound. Premiered 1 May 2004 at the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

 

Eleventh vortex (2000-2001) electronic sound. Premiered 24 February 2001, Engine 27, New York City.

Half-life (1998-1999) electronic sound. In memorium Ivan Tcherepnin. Premiered May 1998, Australian National Academy of Music, Melbourne.

Sculptor (2001) electronic sound. Based on acoustic material provided by John McEntire of Tortoise. Premiered 14 September 2001, Olhares de Autono Festival, Porto, Portugal.

Volt air (2001-2003) electronic sound. In four parts. Premiered 19 May 2001, concert with Autechre, El Rey Theater, Los Angeles. 

Fluxon (2002) electronic sound. Premiered April 2003 at All Tomorrow's Parties, Camber Sands, UK. 

Pictor alpha (2003) electronic sound. Premiered April 2003 at All Tomorrow's Parties, Camber Sands, UK. 

Nanomorphosis (2003) electronic sound. Premiered 2 November 2003 at the Planetarium, Cité des sciences et de l'industrie, Paris, France. 

Tenth vortex  (2000) electronic sound. Premiered 24 February 2001, Engine 27, New York City.

 
 
 

Additional text on CD

Origins of granular synthesis: the Prototype study

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Visualizing Pictor alpha

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An interview with Curtis Roads by Brigitte Robindoré

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The Path to Half-life

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Half life Score

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Biographies

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DVD contents

Sculptor  (2001 ) with video by Brian O’Reilly
Half-life Parts I And II (1999) with video by Brian O’Reilly
Volt Air, Part I (2003) with video by Brian O’Reilly
Volt Air, Part II (2003) with video by Brian O’Reilly
Volt Air, Part III (2003) with video by Brian O’Reilly
Volt Air, Part IV (2003) with video by Brian O’Reilly
Fluxon (2003) with video by Brian O’Reilly
Pictor Alpha (2003) with video by Brian O’Reilly
Nanomorphosis (2003) with video by Brian O’Reilly

 
 

Addition Features

Sonal atoms with video by by Woon Seung Yeo

 

Pictor alpha with video by Gary Kling using a scientific visualization of the sonic energy derived by matching pursuit decomposition, which decomposes all sounds into constituent grains. 

Lecture at Stanford University June 2004, live demonstration of Pulsar synthesis and discussion of composing Half-life.

Historical example of granular synthesis: Prototype (1975)

 
 
 
 

Clang-Tint

1991- 1994

Mode Records

 

Based on the sounds of ancient instruments and computer-generated sounds. 
Commissioned by the Japan Ministry of Culture and the Kunitachi College of Music. Premiere April 1994, Kunitachi College of Music, Tokyo. First movement Purity appears on CCMIX: New Electroacoustic Music from Paris, Mode Records 98/99 www.moderecords.com

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Field

1981, Revised 1985

Realized at the Experimental Music Studio, MIT, Cambridge, and at Century III Studio, Boston. Commissioned by the Council for the Arts at MIT. Premiered December 1981, Auditorium, University of Massachusetts at Boston.

CD edition Digital Rewind, MIT Media Laboratory.

 

nscor

1980, Revised 1986

Electronic sounds. Composition realized at the Center for Music Experiment (La Jolla), Institut voor Sonologie (Utrecht), Structured Sound Synthesis Project (Toronto), and the MIT Experimental Music Studio (Cambridge). Premiered October 1980, Musei Civici, Varese, Italy.

CD edition New Computer Music, Wergo 2010-50.