monosphere comprises two iterations of monophonic, autonomous computer music. Performed with a custom Max patch, the pieces explore inhuman and unpredictable dynamics, gradually rendered with extreme quietness. Drones, sine wave clusters, gentle noise.
Released on Tavern Eightieth, April 2018.
"I often emphasise the importance of human nuance in the music that I enjoy and write about, and to read of Maguire’s purposeful exposition of imperfection and variation from a source completely inhuman is truly fascinating. Hollow drones, fragmented sounds, and a fluctuating bed of pure noise are presented at a lower volume compared to what most listeners are accustomed to; ‘Monosphere’ requires attentive listening to be understood and enjoyed. As ‘Iteration 1’ comes to an abrupt halt, ‘Iteration 2’ enters with sharp sine waves that excite the very edges of our listening capability..."
released April 2, 2018