Most of my January was occupied by preparing the three lectures for my class "Creative DSP: Composing with SoundBytes" for Interim 2014 at CalArts. I prepared a lot of small Reaktor ensembles and Ableton Live sessions to demonstrate a lot of little didactic examples in-class. I even resurrected a few ancient Logic Pro 9 sessions dating back to 2009 and 2010 to examine the completed compositions of a few times that I've done this in the past, such as with "Come Back to Eggwall," as well as newer attempts, like "Angercore."
We even focused on topics like using "black box" standalone software and the advanced DSP-based techniques of established computer musicians, like Paul Lansky and Curtis Roads. We discussed FFT and convolution and the ways in which it can be used compositionally, alongside many pieces I've written in the past that showcase all of these ideas, such as "I Started Seeing Things" (letting a "black box" give you your main compositional ideas), "Noiseless (movement 1)" (sound file convolution as composition, also "movement 2", which is FFT/phase vocoder-based), "Ghost House Ladies" (cross synthesis, non-destructive transposition, making disparate elements live together), and "I'm Scared Stiff" (listening to the source material closely and pulling sprechstimme out of it).
So, as a best-foot-forward, I made a track using this clip, going over the session to view all the application contexts when needed, as with drum synthesis, for example.