Category 5 (Echoes) was written for Francesca Arnone and Mikylah McTeer. The electroacoustic part is based on flute and violin samples that have been extensively processed on computer to augment the timbral and harmonic resources employed for the instrumentalists. It also contains fragments from five past compositions for instruments with fixed playback.
David Taddie is Professor of Music at West Virginia University and head of the Electronic Music Studio. He has written music for band, orchestra, choir, solo voice, and a wide variety of chamber ensembles as well as electroacoustic music. His music has been widely performed in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia by numerous soloists and ensembles. He has received several prestigious awards including ones from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Koussevitzky Foundation, the Fromm Foundation, and the Music Teachers National Association.