"Toolbox" (2014) is an exploration of the figurative and literal meaning of the object. It literally explores sounds from my collection of power tools, while also using many of the techniques I frequently use in creating electroacoustic pieces; effects processing, microtonality, synthesis, spectral editing, and good old fashioned buffer shuffling. The result is an imagined soundscape from inside both versions of a toolbox, taking the listener on a journey through the box inside of the mind.
Bayaati - no SCALA was used, all microtunings were on live instruments.
Born in Lansing in 1982, Benjamin Fuhrman is a graduate of the doctoral program in music composition at Michigan State University, where his principle instructors were Dr. Ricardo Lorenz and Dr. Mark Sullivan. He holds a master’s degree in music composition from Michigan State University, and a bachelor’s in violin performance from Hope College, where his principle instructor was Mihai Craioveanu. He has had works commissioned from a number of performers and has been performed throughout the world. He is currently serving as instructor of mandolin and computer music at the MSU Community Music School. For more information - www.benfuhrman.com