[The Proposal for a Thirteenth House was] done in Reaktor including a xenharmonic ensemble I put together that is tuned (for this piece) for the Bohlen-Pierce 13ED3 scale (13 equal divisions of an octave and a fifth.) The rhythmic elements use a 13-step sequence and a 13-step modifier sequence that are moved around relative to each other. The user library ensemble Stella is used for the ‘traditional’ big spacy-ness sounds. There have been proposals for a 13th House of the Zodiac as more is learned about our galactic neighborhood. For those that like programs with their music, you can consider the piece a reflection of the struggle of the 13th House to be taken seriously against the backdrop of the traditional 12 houses.
released December 12, 2017
Glenn Sogge recently retired to his childhood home on 6+ acres in the Pacific Northwest after decades of school, work, family, pets, and soccer refereeing in the Chicago area. Early in his career, he studied with Luciano Berio, Tom Willis, Jack Burnham, Frederic Rzewski, and Sonia Landy Sheridan. He also collaborated on performances with Robert Moran. The sounds of birds, wind, streams, squirrels, chickens, and the occasional coyote define the soundscape he is now immersed in. The woods and nearby mountains both obscure and highlight the horizons every day. Glenn has done collaborations with Cousin Silas, Candy L, Marco Lucchi, Lutz Thuns, Boson Spin, Jaime Munárriz, Tuonela, grum-pe, and many others in addition to extensive solo work. A recent activity has been creating the artwork for album covers for himself and others.