call, response

i am pleased to announce that call, response, a collaborative album containing musical conversations between myself and artist josh mason (jacksonville, fl), will be published as a 12″ vinyl lp in early 2014 by own records (luxembourg).

Call, Response was conceived of as a long distance musical conversation between the two artists. A single take of material performed by one artist was recorded to magnetic tape and sent to the other with the restriction that accompaniment be recorded in real time as well, closely simulating a live performance. Over time, as the players learned more about each other and their methods, an overarching quality to the body of work developed from their shared sensibilities. The call and response format allowed the voice of each artist to be present, interacting and intersecting, within a murky atmosphere punctuated by melodic fragments and moments of clarity.

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