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music at a distance 57

by snwv

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Tiya 08:44
Hammamat 06:29
Yafteh 09:26
Kariong 09:09
El Abra 09:26
Alta 07:52
Rinconada 10:20


We've all been through quite a lot. Last week, a lot of accumulated effects caught up with me, and I'm still feeling them. This happens to everyone, so if it's happening to you as well, you're definitely not alone.

This week's improvisation does seem to be working toward something harmonious, though with some tensions thrown in. There are some monaural side-effects from the use of the oil-tank reverb (that might have made its last appearance) and from personal physical fatigue...but it's still clearing a mental space for rest.

Thank you for listening!


released April 21, 2021

Maurice Rickard: Guitar, programming

Instruments: pedal steel in E9 (1-3, 8), Univox Effie in Fahey C tuning (dropped to B, 4-7)

Signal chain: guitar > Balls Effects KWB > Vox Wah > Moyo Volume > Max/MSP eight-delay patch with tremolo, convolution reverb, AudioThing Reels and AudioThing Motor.

Impulses: St Paul's Hall Huddersfield, Inchindown oil tanks, 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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