brett wartchow composer

Composition for flute, percussion, and real-time electro-acoustics. Performed by Jenny Hansen and Scotty Horey of the Rococo Duo. Composed using Kyma. Enjoy!


I am fascinated by art’s static quality: that a painting or sculpture is actually a singular gesture frozen in time evincing an artist’s physical union with their materials at the moment of inspiration. The four structured improvisations of “Pastiches” are musings on the kinetic energies unique to the individual style of painters and sculptors whose work I admire. These recordings were realized in collaboration with cellist Greg Nelson.


A meditation on the old growth forests of the Pacific Northwest, this piece is a through-composed set of variations for stereo electro-acoustics. I composed it using Kyma. Enjoy!