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music at a distance 38

by snwv

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Capella 09:12
AE Aurigae 11:21
Acamar 07:36
Zibal 06:52
Canopus 09:52
Adhara 06:52
Rigel 08:30


After last week, I wasn't sure how long this series should continue, but after a few low-intensity days, disconnecting from our current cultural outrage-of-the-minute, I could hear future possibilities and energies. I hope that if you're finding yourself depleted, that you can find an opportunity to retreat and heal.

This week brings in some new processing (AudioThing Wires), and a return to the Moog Guitar. With practice, I find I'm hearing its place better...though of course I had to include the unknown Wires for a challenge. I also had to contend with a bad patch cable making its crackling presence felt on several pieces, before realizing it wasn't a feature of the deliberately noisy plugin, and swapping it out mid-piece.

The titles here are all named stars within the Celestial River Eridanus.

Thank you for listening!


released December 1, 2020

Maurice Rickard: Guitar, programming

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

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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