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music at a distance 31

by snwv

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Unlocked 08:53
Your Song 09:47
Reaching 09:16


The day before doing this performance, I did a live video improvisation for the PRF Camp-In (which can be found here: youtu.be/A7DwkilThpw). People enjoyed it, and it felt right. Those pieces are included as a bonus for downloading this collection.

The day of this performance felt a bit different--sure, different instrument and different fuzz pedal, but I wrestled with the sound more--levels getting progressively too low, and then too high and clipping. By the middle of the second piece, I felt the same thing I'd felt during the Camp-In, with the next note just presenting itself, and being right.

The atmosphere for this week...has some darker extremes, but also does resolve with more light. That's kind of where I've been this week psychologically (maybe with the resolution as a more hoped-for thing).

Thank you for listening!


released October 13, 2020

Maurice Rickard: Guitar, programming

Guitars: Homebuilt Res-O-Glas in standard tuning
Except 4: Kalamazoo KG-2 in Joni Mitchell C93543 tuning

Signal chain: Guitar > Reuss Effects RF-01 > Vox Wah > Moyo Volume > Max/MSP quad delay patch with buffer processing, convolution reverb, and Waves Factory Cassette simulation.

Impulses: Fort Worden Cistern, St Paul's Hall Huddersfield Far


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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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