JD Fuller (b. 2004) is a sound artist, composer, & student from Houston, Texas interested in computer / electroacoustic music, improvisation, and experimental composition. He is currently a first year Bachelor’s student at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX, USA studying Music with a concentration in Electronics. JD’s music is experimental in nature, and instrumentally is generally aleatoric, xenharmonic, or tailored directly to specific performers. JD writes lots of music for Live (performed) Electronics, and composes tape music under the 8 aliases of interplanetary sound art collective Club Akirat. As a computer musician, JD not only composes instrumental and electronic music, but also produces and records for other artists, notably Houston Rap and North Texas Jazz and releases both recorded and composed music under Braes Records, which he runs. This summer, JD will be studying MaxMSP at IRCAM. See more at braesrecords.com
five :: for quintet & creative cartography (Digital File)
five :: for quintet & creative cartography is a set of 5 improvisational maps based on the highways and public transportation systems of several US cities. Each map can be performed several different ways, or several maps could be performed together. five is mostly used as a system of “free” improvisation for jazz or electronic quintets. five has been played by Jonathan Arcangel, Marques Pruitt, Michael Rodenkirch, Al Lesieutre, Brenin Coin, Jacob Elibol, Sean DeCoursey, Ryan Yumang, Spencer Paulsen, Henry Peyrebrune, and more.
three :: for trio and tape (Digital File)
three :: for trio & tape is a collection of three experimental pieces for three performers and fixed media (the “tape”) and experimenting with descriptive notation and original symbols. The three pieces are wound :: for duo prepared banjo, angular feedback, & tape which was written for Joshua Garrison, Al Lesieutre, & Michael Morales, and is an exploration of tension and release; clipping by proximity :: for trio trombone & tape is a study on the clipping of microphones with proximity as well as trombone slide positions; and sterren sleutel :: for pf, tpt, ds, & tape, the title of which means “stars-key” is written for Jack Starkey and experiments with arrhythmic looping, key changes, and pointillism. The tape/fixed component is available for all three pieces alongside the PDF.
.pdf file with three accompanying tapes: $12.50
static :: for egtr and electronics (Digital File)
static :: for egtr & electronics is a study on scalar thinking written for guitarist Jacob Elibol. The optional fixed media is available alongside the PDF, and if you’d like to incorporate Live (performed) Electronics, please email JD at firstname.lastname@example.org ; for more information on scales, see ianring.com
.pdf file with accompanying tape: $5.50
the depths of which I no longer know :: for sax quartet and tape (Digital File)
the depths of which I no longer know :: for sax quartet & tape is an aleatoric saxophone quartet piece written for the Pyxis Quartet. The piece features a tape accompaniment and is based on the feeling of helplessness when someone you care for is struggling and you cannot console or offer assistance at all. The tape/fixed component is available alongside the PDF. Handwritten!
.pdf file with accompanying tape: $8.50
the recipe :: for solo drumset
the recipe :: for solo drumset is a rough guide to a particularly unique drumset solo written for drummer Marques Pruitt. It functions like a cookbook recipe in reference to Marques’ nickname “The Recipe”, and is performed by combining “Ingredients” with “Methods”, or, specific kit-piece groupings with improvisational instructions.