Walking Home is a piece composed of unprocessed sounds collected on daily walks to and from school in Houston, TX. The sounds were collected using twin D.P.A microphones affixed to the composer’s eyeglasses. The piece is representative of the journey. Listeners will encounter dogs, joggers, sirens, the ever-present passing cars and trucks, construction sounds, and the crunching of leaves and twigs underfoot. The process of collecting and cataloguing the sounds occurred over a month long stretch this past winter.
Bryce Ingmire is currently working towards a masters degree in composition at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. He previously attended the University of Kansas. Recent works have been performed at the Electric Latex Festival, the Wintergreen Music Festival in Wintergreen, Va., and the SoundScape Composition Exchange in Pavia, Italy. He enjoys hiking and spending time with his wife, Lauren, and their dog, Lou-lou.