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Artist Statement

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    My name is Jashiin. I was born in 1984. I'm a composer.

    On this website I use the term "notated music" for pieces which have been composed and written down using Western notation. They are meant to be performed using sheet music, provided in PDF format. My scores normally don't include too much detail on dynamics or articulation. I love it when a piece allows for multiple interpretations, and functions somewhat like a dialogue with the performer. Ideally, for the listener the music becomes like a secret being told to someone else – in their presence.

    My electronic music exists, like most electronic music, only in form of recordings. They do not have the luxury of interpretability, and creating complex structures in electronic music is much less comfortable than it is in Western notation. But the amount of control over sound more than makes up for these disadvantages. When possible, I try to use methods of synthesis which allow for a lot of detail, and performance-oriented synthesizers with as much and as subtle real-time control as possible. Roughly half of the electronic pieces here are improvisations.

    Nature is my greatest source of inspiration. I love the combination of chaos and order evident in all matter, the unfathomable, all-embracing web of visible and invisible relationships between living creatures and inorganic objects alike, the multiplicity of time scales used by different organisms and systems, the way the most intricate complexity is frequently concealed by layer upon layer of deception, the functionality. The infinity, as obvious in the vastness of the voids between galaxies as it is in a single drop of rain. The diversity beyond comprehension or imitation, and how even the tiniest creations of nature still carry the same imprint, signs of the same systems of organization, as the largest ones.

    I try my best to adapt my practices accordingly. Most of my work begins as a single idea which I attempt to develop in the most organic way possible, so that the music can choose its own path, even if I can't escape my personal taste, or history. Form follows function, and the design is always multi-functional. The original intent of a piece, and the techniques it required, almost always assume a disguise already at the earliest stages of work. Everything is recycled, so numerous pieces engender satellite works, and transcriptions are never literal, always extended versions of originals.

    Queries, requests for parts, etc., please send a message to jashiin@jashiin.com

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