Hunter Brown


Excess Study #1

Excess Study #1 explores the generative potential of non-functional audio. This piece is constructed using materials extracted from samples of commercial music that don’t serve a traditional musical function: amp hum, the starting/stopping of tape machines, audience chatter, musician banter, applause, and more. These excess sounds are removed from their original context and manipulated into uncanny sonic forms.

Written for and performed by Fonema Consort in 2022.