At the School of Music and Sonic Arts at Queen's University Belfast I had the pleasure of working with a Dell PowerEdge 4400 server on a daily basis. He was a constant presence in my office, never afraid to let me know if he was healthy or feeling the strain of all the hard work he did. dot73 (mutations on a theme by Xenakis) is a homage to his influence on my life. Recordings of the server were mutated with recordings of various strange percussion instruments. The resulting sounds were then mutated with each other to create a series of increasingly complex sounds.
dot73 (mutations on a theme by Xenakis) was premiered at the Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music on 3rd May, 2003