in8 was created using a vintage Nintendo Gameboy running a loop sequencer call Nanoloop. 8-bit music feels like a natural choice for an 8-channel sound system. The numerology doesn't stop there. There are 8 movements—each is 8^2 seconds long. Each movement has an 8 letter title.
in8 is a piece I've been making (off and on) for the past 8 years. Different iterations have appeared in public at different moments. At this point, most of the original ideas are long gone, lost in a haze of revisions and resets. The original program notes remain relevant though:
"This music exists at the nexus between the Credo of John Cage and the Legend of Zelda, between the sonic structures of Edgard Varese and the geometric structures of Tetris, between the electronic world of Kraftwerk and the mushroom-fueled world of Mario. It is the gateway to a dreamworld of two-dimensional perfection complete with power-ups, extra lives, and vicious turtles. It is the soundtrack for a left-to-right path toward enlightenment. It is Terry Riley vs. Donkey Kong. And it blasts at you in glorious 8-bit sound."
David Morneau is a composer of an entirely undecided genre. Described by Molly Sheridan as a "shining beacon" of inspiration, his diverse work illuminates ideas about our culture, issues concerning creativity, and even the very nature of music itself. His eclectic output has been described variously as "elegantly rendered", "happily prissy", "impressive", "unusual, esoteric, and offbeat". His recent album, Broken Memory, "absolutely wrecks shop.… For that, David Morneau wins." Learn more @ http://5of4.com