Diskonacht (2011) is a companion piece to another one of my works, Disconnect (2009). The compositional process in both of these works involves mining recordings from my past. These samples are then edited, processed, and recontextualized into a new stylized work. Disconnect employs a very broad time period of samples from over 10 years, while Diskonacht utilizes recordings made within approximately 2 years (2009-2011). A few samples from Diskonacht were created by several of my colleagues at the Orford Sound Art Workshop in 2009.
Greg Dixon is currently working towards a doctorate in composition at University of North Texas where he specializes in computer music. From 2006-2010 he worked at UNT as a composition teaching fellow, recording engineer, and technical assistant for the Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia (CEMI). Greg’s composition instructors at UNT include Jon Christopher Nelson, Cindy McTee, Andrew May, and David Bithell. He received his bachelor’s degree in Music Engineering Technology from Ball State University in 2003, followed by a master’s degree in composition in 2005. He studied electronic music at Ball State with Michael Pounds, Keith Kothman, Jody Nagel, and Cleve Scott. His music has been performed internationally at conferences including ICMC, SEAMUS, PdCon, EMM, and performed as part of ÉuCuE’s and Vox Novus’ concert series. He currently teaches courses in Audio Electronics and Audio Engineering at Collin County Community College in Plano, TX.