T h e r e s a   R o s a s  Four Pieces for Computer and User


All Sounds

Six Pitches

Three Pitches

Three Loops

The Pieces for Computer and User are interactive audio works created with inspiration from the compositional approaches of the 20th century composers Edgar Varese and Morton Feldman. The pieces consist of groups of buttons, each of which triggers the onset of a simple arrangement of single tones. The interplay between the tones is determined by each user, so the pieces are never the same twice. In "Three Loops," each button triggers a loop which plays continuously once the button is rolled over. Since each button triggers a loop of different length, the interplay between the tones is constantly evolving as the synchronization between the loops changes over time.

Theresa Rosas is a pianist and contemporary music scholar living in Brooklyn, New York. She is currently earning her masters of music in piano performance at Brooklyn College.