Barry Williams [Barry]

Residence: Montréal, Canada

In some ways this piece can be categorized as “aleatoric music’” because it leaves some element of the composition up the performer, or in this case Terry’s story. Using Terry’s story as a base of composition allowed me to create and find specific sounds that could relate to what Terry is saying. Terry’s story is important to focus on, because of the topics he explores are all themes that are important in subjectively gaining a better understanding of our history, culture and society. How Terry frames all of these themes shapes his philosophy, with which I try to explore those themes with audio accompaniment. Sometimes literal references and other times more abstract ideas play off Terry’s story to create a consensual narrative.

Date: June 1, 2015

Source: JTTP 2015