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music at a distance 33

by snwv

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Long Drift 08:48
Breath 05:12
Steadily 06:30


Many of us are kind of freaking out at the moment. Maybe you are as well. There's plenty of bad news, worries for next week, emotional exhaustion. So it's time for the Drone.

This week I reached for the Moog and its infinite sustain. It also emphasizes higher harmonics, and can produce fairly dense results with the delay system, so the pieces end up more textural than melodic. It can be tricky to tell what's going on in the performance and what's sounding acoustically in the room, though, so these seem a bit less dense to me than they did during the performance.

This week also marks a change--rather than audio-only livestreaming, I've started using Twitch for live visualizations with Vuo: www.twitch.tv/onezeromusic. Each will be available on Twitch for two weeks.

Thank you for listening!


released October 27, 2020

Maurice Rickard: Guitar, programming

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

Impulse: Huddersfield Town Hall, 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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