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music at a distance 28

by snwv

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Summer Exit 10:45
Filigree 08:06
Remember 05:34


Much like last week, this week's improvisation reflects my mental experience this week, one of balancing between frustration, outrage, and dread on one side, and guardedly hopeful doing-what-needs-to-be-done. Today being the first day of Autumn, there's an atmosphere of looking back on summer, and looking ahead. We'll get through what we need to get through together.

The first three use the Univox with Fahey C tuning (well, really B tuning, so Bs and F#s with a C# on top); this tuning or these pickups aren't quite as happy with the KWB pedal, but things get a bit more flute-like when I switch to the Res-O-Glas and its Alumitones for 4-8. A lot of these seem to waver between minor and major; I did cut out some more jarring dissonances, though.

Thank you for listening!


released September 22, 2020

Maurice Rickard: Guitar, programming

Guitars: Univox Effie in dropped Fahey C tuning: 1-3, Home-built Res-O-Glas: 4-8

Signal chain: Guitar > Balls Effects KWB > Vox Wah > Moyo Volume > Max/MSP quad delay patch with buffer processing, convolution reverb, and Waves Factory Cassette simulation

Impulse: Fort Worden cistern


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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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