BRIAN MCCORKLE: 11 Attempted Decompositions

11 Attempted Decompositions

11 Attempted Decompositions is the title of an album being made in collaboration with more than 50 collaborators.

An act of composition in reverse, an antidote to composer-as-landowner, a Decomposition is defined as a series of musical decisions rather than a predetermined melody or harmony. Each Decomposition is based around a different focal point: light, timbre, loudness, note, meaning, contact, conversation, periodicity, presence, and absence.

The system of decomposition has been developed through a Workspace Residency with Harvestworks, a Fellowship with IDEA New Rochelle, and a residency at Three Phase Center.


Initial recording sessions took place at Harvestworks in 2018, they can be heard at