August 26, 2021
Here's our brief chat with Henry:
I wouldn't pick any particular one, but would suggest a recording from each period of development which would include the different groups I've had such as Air, Sextett, Very Very Circus, Make a Move, and Zooid.
I always write parts for flute, bass flute and alto saxophone in the different groups. However I do have a group now with two pianos, sometimes three pianos. I only conduct this group.
It does matter what instrumentation is being used. Is the music for studio, an installation, or otherwise. The execution of the music is important in respect to ...do you need an audience for a role that it plays in the music process.
To date I have only used a few electronics to make music. Generally recording is always live, unless it's a special project that does not involve one of my performing ensembles.
All the music I heard live and on radio was what impacted me and propelled me into music. There are too many musicians/composers to name that I learned from!
Failure was and still is the greatest motivation above all influences.
As I said it is return to zero and putting feelings aside, move up and on to the plane that art is all about.
I don't have anything to say other than that one should have a 150% love and passion without reservation for their art.
I use headphones when I'm in the studio or when I'm listening back to recordings and performances. Thank you again so very much. I’m really enjoying the LCD-Xs.
I'm doing a multimedia piece in May 2022 for two nights, each night is different. It involves projections of paintings and photography. It also starts with a short film each night, each film is different. There is a twelve piece orchestra of acoustic instruments and electronic music components. I'm planning on recording both nights... audio and video. Liberty Ellman is the recording and sound engineer.