pressing forward, left to drown

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condition: (as determined by the thirteenth junto project) create something new by using only a recording of wild up performing chamber symphony, op. 110a, by dimitri shostakovich. duration should be between two and seven minutes.

process: original recordings processed through effect pedals, looped live to closed tape loops and recorded down to 4-track open reel tape in three passes.

reworking nearly there

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nearly there (david andree rework)

reworking ‘nearly there’ by marcus fischer as part of the disquiet junto project adding the following condition: created in single session, in two passes.

for recordings, acoustic guitar, violin, tape and spring reverb.

an unlikely collaboration

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

remade

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improvisation sourced from live input of a vinyl pressing of rachmaninoff’s sontana in g minor, op. 19. into mlr using an ardinome

(the turntable used was a recently acquired portable. after some work cleaning up the idler wheel and soldering to fix a volume issue today, the califone is now in great working order)

plays dvorak

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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