Prepared for surprise | music

The first track on the album Electronic Landscapes by Santa Fe musician Double Image starts simply with a booming synthesizer note, creating a sense of floating animation, before a sequencer adds some textural variety around 45 seconds.

There are no lyrics, choruses or clear themes like love or overcoming adversity. It doesn’t even have a name; the 10 tracks are simply called “Landscape I”, “Landscape II”, “Landscape III” and so on.

Prepared for surprise

Timm Mason (from left), Alex Neville and Marc Whitmore perform with the Stitch Ensemble in early October; Courtesy of First Monday New Music Series