Mueo is my solo music project for synthesizers and woodwinds, in which I create durational music with rich and complex timbres and textures. I released my first album in November 2020, called Upbraid the Permitting Stars. I created this music during the time I was bedridden between two spine surgeries. I found that creating generative patches on my eurorack modular synthesizer provided me with a tool for deep listening as a form of pain management. I often livestreamed my patches while they were running, and developed a small following of listeners who also found the music to be soothing.
Now that I'm in recovery from my surgeries, I am exploring ways to expand my solo practice as a foundation for collaboration with other artists. I composed and recorded the score for a short film called Litmus Test for the Baltimore Rock Opera Society, which premiered online on January 15, 2021. I am also in talks with more puppetry artists to produce music for more shows in 2021, including (hopefully) a full-length reading of Milton's Paradise Lost with shadow puppets or animation.
I am also working on a new album inspired by Philip Glass' piano etudes. I am learning the etudes on the piano, and engaging deeply with those that particularly speak to me by applying harmonic analysis to the chord progressions and recreating them with generative patches on my synthesizers (see attached media No. 16).
Additionally, I have included recordings and scores for two compositions for my solo performance written before I began performing under the name Mueo.