Autonomous Agents

Program Notes
Nature untouched by modern society possesses a sincerity not rivaled in areas of human influence. However, mechanized objects that lay motionless for ages begin to return to the soil from whence they came. By breaking, cracking, or rusting, these machines now sound and behave quite differently than when first constructed. Although many of these agents need to be activated via switch, button, or plug, the resulting sounds are now autonomous, both in form and function.

Biographical Sketch
Cody Kauhl (b. 1988 in Marine, IL) is a current graduate student pursuing a M.M. in Music Composition at University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC). Performed in the Midwest and East Coast, Cody graduated Summa Cum Laude in Spring 2011 with a B.M. in Music Theory/Composition at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE). He has received a commission by the Vestal Middle School’s 6th Grade and 7th/8th Grade Bands in Vestal, New York and has also won a number of composition contests at SIUE, including 1st Prize in 2010 for his work “Quartet for Strings” and 2nd Place in 2009 for “Miserere.”