Honeycomb (wind ensemble version) by Cody Brookshire published on 2017-06-26T00:11:08Z for wind ensemble The Hodgson Wind Ensemble of the University of Georgia performing, directed by Cynthia Johnston Turner, Jaclyn Hartenberger conducting "Honeycomb" makes use of the SynkroTakt technology, which synchronizes the playback of multiple audio tracks across a group of web-enabled devices. For this work, 32 separate audio tracks were created to play along with the live ensemble. The audio is delivered through the audience's smartphones, and the tracks are spatialized throughout the concert hall's seating arrangement. In "Honeycomb", pointillistic textures from live instruments align with audio from audience members' smartphones, tablets, or laptops, creating an immersive aural environment as the many devices throughout the crowd play different segments of staccato-laden music. At times, the sound of the hall is, quite literally, honeycombed with separate parts of a moto perpetuo 16th-note ostinato that are spread variably throughout the crowd. At some points, music hockets from the live instruments on stage to the audience devices and back for antiphonal call and response effects, while at other times webs of glissandi interact with glissandi from the stage. "Honeycomb" is an aural experience unlike any other, brining together the live ensemble in challenging ways while connecting the audience to the stage musicians and to each other. With this work, I wanted to make each musician's part, as well as the music coming out of each audience member's phone, just one unit of something bigger and greater when all the separate components come together. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - "Honeycomb" was commissioned by Cynthia Johnston Turner for the University of Georgia's Hodgson Wind Ensemble and is dedicated to the faculty, staff, and students of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, circa 2011-2016 Hybrid Recording, April 2017 Premiered on March 16, 2017 by The Hodgson Wind Ensemble, conducted by Jaclyn Hartenberger, at the 2017 CBDNA National Conference at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, MO.