Cristyn Magnus composer

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"No Food or Drinks in the Lab" (1998) stereo recording

This piece is my first foray into both computer music and composition. It was made from a short (heavily manipulated) sample of water pouring into a plastic cup.

Someone wrote me an email demanding a title asap in order to make programs. I've never been comfortable coming up with titles. (In writing courses, I'd churn out a paper in short order then spend hours agonizing over the title, only to break down in the end and slap on something dumb so I could go to bed.) So there was this sign in the computer lab. Oddly, it seems to fit.