Amphibious Dub

— Alto Saxophone, Violin, Percussion & live Electronics —

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Program Note:

Amphibious Dub (2011) (Premier Feb, 2011 at Tribeca New Music Festival, NYC) - is based on Dub Step. My intention is to write clear and accessible, multi-level music that makes sense to a wide audience with no particular sophistication, as well as educated listeners, that is equally at home in a rave or in a concert hall. Amphibious Dub is an experiment in my quest to create deep public music.

Amphibious Dub is dedicated to the members of SWARMIUS

Joseph Martin Waters, September 30, 2012



Joseph Waters (b. 1952) is a member of the first generation of American classical composers who grew up playing in rock bands. Throughout his career he has been intrigued by the confluence and tensions that entangle and bind the music of Europe and Africa. His interests include physiological, sub-cultural pattern seeking mechanisms and development of fractal cognitive models for understanding pattern recognition. Much of his work involves interactions between electronic and acoustic instruments. He is the founder of NWEAMO (New West Electro-Acoustic Music Organization). Each October the NWEAMO Festival travels between Mexico City, San Diego, Portland and New York City, presenting composers from around the world in concerts that unite the worlds of avant-garde classical and experimental electronica. He also performs and composes for the Waters_Bluestone_Duel, a collaboration with percussionist Joel Bluestone that explores the combination of live electronics and percussion, as well as SWARMIUS the virtuoso interdisciplinary quartet in residence at San Diego State University. He studied composition at Yale University, the Universities of Oregon and Minnesota, and Stockholms Musikpedagogiska Institut. Primary teachers were Jacob Druckman, Bernard Rands, Roger Reynolds, Dominick Argento, and Martin Bresnick.

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