This Ph.D. dissertation consists of three compositions--a concert piece, an intermedia collaboration, and a structured improvisation--presented as digital audio recordings. This project aimed to meet two objectives. At the most conceptual level I attempted to explore how uniquely conceived electro-acoustic sound design could, as both a compositional tool and performance environment, simultaneously accentuate and obliterate the boundaries of individual performance gesture. My second goal was to create three elegantly conceived compositions and present them as digital audio recordings. This accompanying paper details the project's underpinning concepts and the creative processes resulting in its realization.