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music at a distance 34

by snwv

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Snow Stars 05:31
Growing 07:20


Events may prove me wrong, but I have a bit of hopefulness at the moment. That spirit shows up in this improvisation--generally gentle and consonant, with some outright beauty. We've all been through a lot together, and carry the scars of the last four years...and this year in particular.

When I voted this morning, I had to wait longer than I ever had at our polling station, which seems like a promising sign.

I'm offering this performance in the spirit of helping people find comfort when they need it.

Thank you for listening!


released November 4, 2020

Maurice Rickard: Guitar, programming

Guitars: Kalamazoo KG-2 in Joni Mitchell's CACFAC tuning (1-3), PureSalem Mendiola in standard tuning (4-7)

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.

Impulses: 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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