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music at a distance 19

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Heat Dream 09:01
Old Lines 09:08
Magnet Lake 12:13


I'd started this performance series with the thought of reaching out to others in lockdown and quarantine. While not all of us are still home-bound, there's still a lot of isolation, and maybe connecting online isn't the worst thing we could be doing.

This week...was another struggle, in some ways. Usually I'll change something between weeks--switching guitars, changing the patch, swapping out a pedal. Most times, well before I set up for the performance, I'll have a sense of which changes to make, or which instrument to use. This week, I kept most things the same, and used the Moog Guitar again. Sometimes that means a struggle to control both piercing high frequencies and the buildup of lower frequencies, and...this week was kind of that way. During the performance, I had the sense that it wasn't working overall, which was a disappointment. On listening back the next day, though, I think these create a kind of atmosphere for dreaming.

Once again, thank you for listening!


released July 21, 2020

Maurice Rickard: Guitar, programming

Instruments: Moog 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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