One Sound is a music in which a single complex sound, or many instances of a single sound, form both the content and the structure of the piece - a music in which one sound is all there is to listen to. I try to present sounds that have never been heard, sounds that are intrinsically interesting.

For me, that means sounds in which there is a great deal of detail but relatively little surface change. The analogy I think of is that these sounds are abstractions of phenomena like flowing water or wind in the trees which are ongoing but vary in their details.

I've always been interested in natural processes such as waves, flames, and clouds, in harmonics and harmony, and in creative interactions with machines. I use these as compositional methods to present sounds that are as beautiful as I can make them.

Richard Lainhart