music at a distance 15

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Bell Harvest 11:59
Waving 10:40
Procession 10:30


I hope you're doing well in this fifteenth week of isolation. I started this series as a way of connecting to friends I wouldn't be able to share performing space with, and the practice has become a kind of anchor. I very much appreciate that people are out there listening.

This week I mostly used the Res-O-Glas guitar, which has a different sustain profile from my others. These have shorter note durations and a bit more space than some other weeks, and seems like one of the more melodic sets, pivoting from melancholic to reassuring, not unlike how the week felt. There are some bell-, cello-, and flute-like tones, but it's all guitar.

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released June 24, 2020

Maurice Rickard: Guitar, programming

Guitars: home-built Res-O-Glas (1-3 & 6), Univox Effie in Fahey tuning (4 & 5)

Instruments: guitar > Balls Effects KWB > Vox Wah > Moyo Volume > Max/MSP quad delay patch with buffers.


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Maurice Rickard is a musician, sound artist, and Deep Listening Certificate holder based in Pittsburgh. snwv is his project to create ambient environments from finely tuned oscillators and other sound sources as well (guitar, microphones, feedback). Some patches use mostly oscillators, some use delays, some use controlled amounts of randomness. Results range from gentle ambience to chaos. ... more

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