This…er…perfectly captures the mood of wandering around NYC…right?
Speaking of They Might Be Giants: Anna Ng and I are getting old.
Fun band. Fun video.
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.
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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I’ll be participating in The John Cage Variety Show Big Band directed by Miguel Frasconi at The Stone in NYC on Wednesday. It’s part of 12 days of events so be sure to check out the calendar to see what else is happening.
Wednesday, September 5
8 and 10 pm
Avenue C at 2nd Street in the East Village
Miguel Frasconi (glass, electronics) Daniel Goode (clarinet) Kathleen Supové (piano) Chris McIntyre (trombone) Cristian Amigo, Richard Carrick (guitars) David Watson (bagpipes) Sara Schoenbeck (bassoon) John King (viola) Erin Rogers (sax) Guy Barash (computer) Shannon Fields (voice) Damon Holzborn (electronicss) special guest TILT Brass.
Celebrating the composer on the day of his birth, 100 years ago. Pieces will include Sonata for Clarinet (1932), In a Landscape (1948), Fontana Mix (1958), Aria (1958), Music for Amplified Toy Pianos (1960), Variations II (1961), Atlas Eclipticalis (1962), Solos from Song Books (1970), Child of Tree (1975), Composed Improvisations (1990), One7 (1990), and an ensemble performance of 4’33” (1952).
Next, in case you missed it, I’ve posted the first small batch of short pieces to kick off a series of character works for solo electronics. This week features all three versions of the Korg Monotron. Future installments will feature iOS software I’m creating and other small noisemaking devices with a focus on simple yet expressive interfaces.
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.
Via Palm Sounds.
Both the Anushri (in the video above) and the forthcoming Akimba from Mutable Instruments look very much worth watching. Olivier is a master at doing a lot with a little. My Shruthi-1 and Sidekick are little bundles of analog goodness (or, for the former, analog-digital hybrid).