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by snwv

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Ring of Snow 09:20
Return 04:34
Old Light 10:18
Rememberer 10:25
In the Frame 07:58
Visitation 06:34


We're in a new year, but a lot of negative things are the same as last year. If you're back to work after the holiday, you may not be feeling entirely well-rested. Everything seems to be happening both too soon and too late.

And yet. In doing these Monday night sessions, I'm taking an hour or so to open my ears to whatever's available. Sometimes it's calming, sometimes it's beauty, or wonder, sometimes regret, sadness, frustration, exhaustion. The negative things aren't less real than the positive ones...but the positive aren't less real than the negative, either. This week is calm, wistful, and also has a we've-been-through-a-lot-together-haven't-we? feeling to it. So I offer this week's performance to you in that spirit.

For anyone working directly with people, particularly in health care and retail, total respect to you. You're needed.

Thank you for listening!


released January 5, 2021

Maurice Rickard: Guitar, programming

Signal chain: Epiphone Moderne > Balls Effects KWB > Vox Wah > Moyo Volume > Max/MSP eight-delay patch with buffer processing, tremolo, convolution reverb, AudioThing Wires.

Impulses: Huddersfield Town Hall, Fort Worden cistern.


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snwv Pittsburgh

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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