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music at a distance 6

by snwv

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Vibration 10:36
Pearl 16:18
Archipelago 13:50
Redpoll 12:27


Live improvisations for Internet streaming. Many of us are isolating (and isolated) at home, so I'd wanted to improvise some ambient pieces with guitar and a delay network I've been working on in Max/MSP.

Doing a livestream is a way of connecting with people, and some of the idea behind these is to provide something peaceful, something that can offer a sense of stillness when we're all inundated with alarming news and worry. It's ok to be worried about things now, and it's also ok to give yourself a break from worry.

This set of pieces...is maybe less still and less peaceful than previous weeks', but it is extra fuzzy for 4/20. Distortion is on more than it's off, and I'm using my most-rock-oriented guitar. Maybe beauty still creeps in a bit.

Signal chain:

Epiphone Moderne > Reuss RF-01 > Mike Carey Tremolo Pedal > Vox Wah > Moyo volume > Max/MSP quad delay patch (with new record-to-buffer section that sneaks into a few places).


released April 21, 2020

Performance, programming: Maurice Rickard


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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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