Writings By Me
Articles/Book Chapters/Published Lectures
“A way of making ghosts — on self-portraits, musical and otherwise.” (Full text forthcoming.) Originally presented as a guest lecture for Kulturstiftung Schloss Wiepersdorf. Zoom presentation to the foundation’s artistic fellowship recipients, June 10, 2020, published online June 19, 2020.
“Notes on The wreck of former boundaries.” Self-published, April 2016.
“Imagining a Non-Geometrical Rhythm.” Originally presented for my Inaugural Professorial Lecture, University of Huddersfield, March 2015.
“Noise and the Voice: exploring the thresholds of vocal transgression.” Noise In And As Music. Aaron Cassidy and Aaron Einbond, eds. Huddersfield University Press, October 2013.
“Introduction” (co-authored with Aaron Einbond). Noise In And As Music. Aaron Cassidy and Aaron Einbond, eds. Huddersfield University Press, October 2013.
“Constraint Schemata, Multi-axis Movement Modeling, and Unified, Multi-parametric Notation for Strings and Voices.” Search Journal for New Music and Culture. Autumn 2013.
“The String Quartet as laboratory and playground for experimentation and tradition (or, opening out/closing in).” Contemporary Music Review. Zero to Four. Modernism and the String Quartet I. Daniel Albertson and Richard Toop, eds. Volume 32, Issue 4, 2013.
“Francis Bacon, a painter of figures in rooms.” Notes prior to the premiere by EXAUDI of A painter of figures in rooms, Southbank Centre, London. July 2012.
“I am an experimental composer.” Paper presented at the COMPOSITION‐EXPERIMENT‐TRADITION conference at the Orpheus Institute in Ghent, February 2012.
“Gestural modeling and compositional constraints in Being itself a catastrophe, the diagram must not create a catastrophe (or, Third Study for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion).” Sonic Ideas/Ideas Sónicas. CMMAS, Vol 3 – No.1, Spring 2011.
“Determinate Action/Indeterminate Sound: Tablature and chance in several recent works.” Facets of the Second Modernity. New Music and Aesthetics in the 21st Century, Volume 6. Mahnkopf, Schurig and Cox, eds. Wolke Verlag, June 2008.
“Physicality and Choreography as Morphological Determinants.” Musical Morphology. New Music and Aesthetics in the 21st Century, Volume 2. Mahnkopf, Schurig and Cox, eds. Wolke Verlag, 2004.
“Interconnectivity and Abstraction: metallic dust as a testing ground for monophonic and structural polyphonies.” Polyphony & Complexity. New Music and Aesthetics in the 21st Century, Volume 1. Mahnkopf, Schurig and Cox, eds. Wolke Verlag, 2002.
Web Profiles, Articles, and Interviews
Alinéa Ensemble, Everything But the Kitchen Sink summer festival (‘Composers-in-(their)-Residence’), Zoom interview 4 June 2020, broadcast online 10 July 2020.
‘Language Lost’, Zoom interview with Andrew Watts, University of California, Santa Barbara, 15 April 2020, published online 17 April 2020.
EXAUDI 2012, documentation of the process of learning, rehearsing, and performing A painter of figures in rooms, New Music 20×12. exaudi2012.wordpress.com
Simon Cummings, “Giving Voice to the Indescribable: Aaron Cassidy – The Crutch of Memory.” 5:4 5against4.com, May 2012.
Jennie Gottschalk, “transference (5) – Aaron Cassidy,” sound expanse. www.soundexpanse.com. June 2011.
Tim Rutherford-Johnson, “A Journey to Aaron Cassidy’s Second String Quartet,” New Music Box (web magazine of the American Music Center) composer profile. www.newmusicbox.org. February 2011.
“15 Questions with Aaron Cassidy.” www.tokafi.com August 2006.