i made a field recording while walking the entire length of the market in downtown minneapolis today – passing people, traffic and the occasional street musician. when i later listened to the playback of the recording, i became interested in the passing moments of a hammered dulcimer and a saxophone player. working with the limitation of leaving elements of their original performances intact, i wanted to see how i could resolve their two performances into a musical composition.
the following is live processing the single field recording into a collaboration of sorts
live processing for field recording, hammered dulcimer, saxophone and laptop
finished restoring an old audiotronics portable record player today. it needed a rebuilt idler wheel and a major repair on the tone arm before it could be used. i made the following audio piece using the turntable as the input device.
created from dvorak’s symphony no. 9 In e minor – music for phonograph and electronics