https://soundcloud.com/andninetyfive/sets/faithful-parcel Charlie Passarell and I have known each other since high school and have only recently started to play together after developing a considerable friendship that withstood the different trajectories our lives took over the years. Over these years he's become an impressive and talented drummer, and offered me the first chance to pair synthesizer … Continue reading Faithful Parcel (Charlie Passarell, drums)
"Snowfall, 3.13" is a supplementary track to Sounds in Slower Motion, which I briefly described in an entry last evening. Of the three collected tracks, "Snowfall" is perhaps the calmest and most ambient, and I hope that those who enjoy the work of artists like Thomas Koner will find this work enjoyable. Following is a brief description … Continue reading Snowfall, 3.13
Sounds in Slower Motion is the second collection of sound pieces I created by using audio cassettes and tape players, the first being Sounds on Tape. Sounds in Slower Motion involved recording and manipulating sounds at two stages. The first series of manipulations took place while recording the sound material on a tape recorder that records at about three … Continue reading Sounds in Slower Motion
Sounds on Tape is a collection of the first five sound pieces I made incorporating sound recorded on audio cassette. Of the five pieces here only the first, four contain audio samples from a box of cassettes I found in my grandmother's house Christmas morning, 2016. These cassettes were recorded between the mid-70s and mid-80s, mostly by … Continue reading Sounds on Tape
Music from Yesterday is constructed from three sources of sound fed into a mixer and recorded directly to audio cassette tape. This was a matter of practicality rather than an intentional aesthetic choice, because a mixer of some sort is required to bring certain sources of sound to the surface. Having never worked with tape recording … Continue reading Music from Yesterday (for Korbi and Katie)
Photo taken in Evanston, Illinois, on the shore of Lake Michigan during sunrise.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcjIteRv-i8 "Elsie" was my first attempt at combining a piano and the Korg MS-20 Mini synthesizer. The piano is the virtual Una Corda, a VST created by Native Instruments in collaboration with the composer Nils Frahm. The VST is unique in its inclusion of a piano's mechanical sounds; the sounds used here are the sustain pedal, piano … Continue reading Elsie