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music at a distance 5

by snwv

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Overlap 13:02
Swell 15:26


Live improvisations for Internet streaming. Signal chain:

guitar > Reuss RF-01 > Vox Wah > Moyo volume > Max/MSP quad delay patch

Guitars: Univox Effie in C tuning, PureSalem Mendiola

This one was a struggle--while the performance was happening, I was trying to diagnose the source of a frequent clicking sound; it turned out to be a bad connection between the A/D converter and the USB-C port of the laptop. I've taken steps to reduce it here, by editing and with filtering...but it can still be heard, at least less intrusively. It kind of sounds like vinyl surface noise now. Kind of a scratch 'n' dent performance.


released April 14, 2020

Performance, programming: Maurice Rickard


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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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