My music combines unusual sounds with jagged, uneven repetitions and jarring juxtapositions that are often inspired by the way humans deal with technology, information, and religion. The repetition in my music is inspired in part by American Minimalism, but it is not particularly consonant and not intended to be soothing. John Adams wrote A Short Ride in a Fast Machine; my music can be very machine-like, but it's not a sleek, purring "fast machine," but rather a broken machine with a sputtering engine, or a toy robot that bounces into walls.
There are plenty of MP3s of my music here.
I teach theory, composition and aural skills at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, and I run Otterbein's new music ensemble, Red Noise. I have studied with Roger Reynolds, Neely Bruce and Anthony Braxton, and I received my Ph.D. in composition from the University of California, San Diego in 2010. My music has been played by Alarm Will Sound, the Arditti Quartet, Ensemble Surplus, and Steven Schick, among others. I play in the rock band Fox Japan and played viola in the art-country cover band GO Duo. I've written about music for the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Columbus Other Paper, and Dusted Magazine.
You can contact me at charliewilmoth at Yahoo dot com.