The fifth track of the album, Name Dance, uses a melody generated from the letters of the name 'Ron Herrema'. Using this system, each unique name generates a unique melody. At the same time, the letters not used in the name generate countermelodies representing the world. The combination of the melody and the countermelodies thus represent an interaction, a dance, between the individual and the world.
If you'd like me to make a Name Dance based on your name, send me the name you'd like me to use as you check out (using the 'Note to seller' link). I will then make the piece and send it to you as a digital download.
Ron Herrema UK
Ron Herrema is a composer of music, sound and image. He has been playing the piano since age 10 and has been incorporating the computer into his composition processes in a variety of ways since 1985. He is a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan and earned his doctorate in composition from Michigan State University. He currently resides in England, where he works as a freelance composer and artist.
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