I give a talk here at SōSI tomorrow at noon. I've been preparing to do something new, rather than a modified job audition. And I typically shape this talk, or attempt to shape it at least, center it around some kind of argument. This year I have been wondering about reframing, reconsidering the purpose of this moment with our generous, earnest, and eager students. Turns out, goes my thinking, it's not about looking like a great composer in front of them. It's about being of use to them in some way. So I've decided to show a few new things, just to orient to the range of work I like to do, but also show work that is in progress, to talk a little about the processes and recursions that are in play under the notes. And just like those processes often unfold in order to fuse two ideas, or reconcile them, this talk prep is attempting to fold in a background theme or concept: room/space/place. Where is this work situated in literal space? Basement, law office, studio, and the very room in which we find ourselves. Not necessarily in that order.