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music at a distance 51

by snwv

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Ria 08:53
Foreland 08:14
Tombolo 07:07
Beach Cusp 09:52
Strand 07:44
Island Arc 09:03


This one was in some ways the opposite of last week--then, I'd had to chase the music around. My state of mind wasn't the right kind of receptive, at first, but technically, everything went well. This time, however, there were technical problems with the stream and the first part of the performance. (OS update permissions issues, no visual for the stream, state drift between the latest Max and older MiRA, the patch losing contact with the Bluetooth foot controller, a cable under the volume pedal...)

So...there were a lot of distractions...but the music appeared pretty much right away, and stayed serene throughout. As long as I trusted the music, everything would work out. What you hear is the result.

We're almost at the one-year mark for lockdown/isolation. I hope you're well, and finding connection, even at a distance. Thank you for listening!


released March 3, 2021

Maurice Rickard: Guitar, programming

Signal chain: Homebuilt Res-O-Glas in standard tuning > Reuss Effects RF-01 > Vox Wah > Moyo Volume > Max/MSP eight-delay patch with buffer processing, tremolo, convolution reverb, 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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