ffmup (“free-form mash-up,” pronounced “phmup”) is a Princeton Music Department tradition. A free concert series presenting “noise, improvisation, electronics, acoustic mishmash, & all manner of great between-the-cracks music” since 2003, it was exposure to this kind of music as a grad student that, in part, rerouted me from the path of the polite composer. I had a personal goal to do something on a ffmup concert before I graduated & somehow I did & this is it. I’m playing a Magnus Chord Organ in this set, accompanied by a tape track. (Sidenote: ffmup was often held in the Terrace Eating Club, where sometimes students played pool or pingpong in rooms adjoining the concert space. To neutralize that potential sonic intrusion, I incorporate similar sounds into the tape part of the piece.)