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I'm Drew Flieder. I'm currently a PhD candidate in music composition at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In my work, I strive for each composition to realize a unique aesthetic vision, and hence an aesthetic continuity is not necessarily heard from piece to piece. However, what persists throughout my work is an attempt to create music with depth, both aesthetic and intellectual. Therefore my compositional thinking is aided by philosophical and mathematical research, since these disciplines help to establish the foundations on top of which sophisticated constructions may be built.

The compositional methods and designs that I have developed over the years led me to consider the possibility of establishing a universal method of construction. This has now culminated in a project called Tools for Worldmaking, where I use the tools of mathematical category theory to provide a universal method for theorizing.