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Conceptual Music
music that involves process as its focus
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CD AVAILABLE
Steve Kornicki's latest conceptual music CD, Transformations and Manipulations, is now available from CDbaby.com (includes music previews and downloadable MP3s). The six pieces in this collection are process oriented soundscape explorations for sampled and digitally altered orchestral and instrumental sounds drawing inspiration from minimalist and ambient textures. These compositions draw their influences from the process-oriented music of Brian Eno, William Basinski, Terry Riley, Steve Reich, Tod Dockstader, Phill Niblock and David Behrman. Tracks from this collection are also soundtracks to audio-visual pieces by Steve and Melissa Kornicki.

MUSIC FOR ELECTRONICALLY PROCESSED INSTRUMENTS, VOICES AND SOUNDS

This group of music utilizes the recording of live instruments, voices or sounds as their source material with those sounds being manipulated, transformed and processed through electronic means.

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ALTERED ORCHESTRA #1
Structurally set composition built from fragments of Steve’s orchestral piece, Morning Star Rising (originally recorded by the Kiev Philharmonic) -- explores the deconstruction of familiar orchestral sounds through various digital audio editing techniques. Available on the Transformations and Manipulations CD.
ALTERED ORCHESTRA #2
Processed samples of orchestral instruments (2005) Available on the Orchestral, Conceptual, and Ensemble Music CD.
ALTERED ORCHESTRA #3
Structurally set composition built from fragments of Steve’s orchestral piece, Morning Star Rising (originally recorded by the Kiev Philharmonic) -- explores the deconstruction of familiar orchestral sounds through various digital audio editing techniques. Available on the Transformations and Manipulations CD.
ALTERED ORCHESTRA #4
Structurally set composition built from fragments of Steve’s orchestral piece, Morning Star Rising (originally recorded by the Kiev Philharmonic) -- explores the deconstruction of familiar orchestral sounds through various digital audio editing techniques. Available on the Transformations and Manipulations CD.
MUSIC FOR ALTERED INSTRUMENTS #1 MELODICA
Digitally processed samples of recorded melodica sounds. Available on the Transformations and Manipulations CD.
TONAL SHIFT
Processed samples of orchestral instruments (2005) Available on the Orchestral, Conceptual, and Ensemble Music CD.
23 x 6
Twenty-three processed classical guitar samples randomly layered six times (2005)
47 x 6
Fourty-seven processed samples of male and female speech randomly layered six times (2005)
25 x 8
Twenty-five processed samples of piccolo, flute, horn and trumpet randomly layered eight times (2005) Available on the Orchestral, Conceptual, and Ensemble Music CD.
29 x 7
Twenty-nine processed classical guitar samples randomly layered seven times (2005) Available on the Orchestral, Conceptual, and Ensemble Music CD.
61 x 5
Sixty-one processed samples of orhestral instruments randomly layered five times (2005) This piece also exists as the soundtrack to the DVD, TRANSFIGURATIONS, a conceptual video by Steve and Melissa Kornicki that has been featured as an installation at various galleries.


MUSIC FOR ELECTRONICALLY PROCESSED INSTRUMENTS, VOICES AND SOUNDS
These two pieces are the beginning of Steve's work in altering existing recorded sound.

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TRANSFORMATIONS
For processed and layered samples of instruments and voices from various classical recordings (1999)
WINE GLASS TRANSFORMATIONS
for processed and layered samples of rubbed and struck crystal, wine glasses (1999)



MUSIC FOR ELECTRONICS
Steve's early pieces for pre-recorded electronic sounds

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COMPOSITION FOR SYNTHESIZER 1995
A fast tempo study in layered electronic sounds for Korg synthesizer and sequencer.
COMPOSITION FOR SYNTHESIZER 1991
(full-length) For pre-recorded synthesizer. Recorded on 4-track cassette tape using an early Roland synthesizer.
TONAL CORRELATIONS #2
An electronic piece that progresses gradually from active and dense material to sustained textures (1991)
COLLAGE FOR TAPE RECORDER
Steve's first tape music piece created when he was in his early teens using two casette decks, homemade synthesizer, oscillator, and phonograph records (c. 1983)

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