The next batch of small electronic solos.
A few live tracks from the Archives.
Here’s the next installment in my series of character pieces. This time I’ve left the Monotrons and instead used an instrument I created using my work-in-progress iPad app for developing synths using RTmix.
I’m in the process of making my catalog as easily available as possible. I’ll be posting old albums as I have time. First up: my 2004 solo release Adams & Bancroft. Listen for free at SoundCloud. Or, if you’re itchin’ to give me money, get it at Accretions or Bandcamp.
This is the sound my iPod makes when it gets together with my Elevation Dock (thanks to a bad cable). Could’t have said it better myself.
My usual process for making field recordings is to carry a microphone around in my pocket and wait for a nice moment to come to me. Since this project required a specific environment I had to come up with a different approach, assumming I didn’t want to spend four days in a department store waiting for the right moment. The strategy I chose was rather opposite of my usual approach which focuses on isolated moments. Instead, I thought I’d move through the chosen space and get a variety of different soundscapes. As it turns out, a large department store is filled with more wind currents than one would think, making recording while moving through the space difficult. The escalator, however, proved to be a relatively calm space so a short trip between floors allowed for a nice way to move through several environments.
This Disquiet Junto project was done in association with the exhibit As Real As It Gets, organized by Rob Walker at the gallery Apex Art in Manhattan (November 15 – December 22, 2012):
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This is the first in a series of small sets of short pieces. This weekend features the Monotron triplets: Monotron, Monotron Delay, and Monotron Duo. These three small bundles of analog joy are much more fun and expressive than their diminutive stature would suggest. I have found them to be effective reminders to keep things simple, so it’s only fitting to let them kick off this series.