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music at a distance 44

by snwv

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Corona Arch 11:52
North Window 08:10
Organ Pipe 08:54
Tower of Set 04:05
Tower of Ra 06:21
Angels Gate 07:02


This week...has been another long one, psychologically. I hope you're all well, and that you're able to find comfort, strength, and things that sustain you. We all need it.

Right before starting this week's session...I impulsively decided to use red guitars in alternate tunings. Sometimes I've only been able to get one improvisation out of a tuning at a time, but this time I was able to spend a little more time with each. (Maybe I could have pulled off an entire one with the Fahey tuning, but I'm glad I went for the variety.)

Thank you for being here, and thank you for listening!


released January 13, 2021

Maurice Rickard: Guitar, programming

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

Univox Effie in Fahey C tuning, dropped to B (1-3)
Kalamazoo KG-2 in Joni Mitchell's CACFAC tuning (4-6)
Heit Deluxe in Turkish baglama tuning--GgDDAa (7-8)

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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