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Shoshone 10:18
Gullfoss 07:41
Havasu 10:56
Union 10:14
Plitvice 09:22
Krimml 06:52
Baatara 14:52


Unlike last week's attempted performance, this week's livestream did happen, though the minutes leading up to it were a bit fraught. That kind of hurriedness is unsettling, and anxiety can get in the way of music. I did settle into it, though. I'd decided to use the Moog Guitar, which shines with long, sustained tones and a more textural approach, more harmonic than melodic. This kind of approach seems particularly helpful in calming down and getting centered, which a lot of us need right now.

Thank you for listening!


released May 12, 2021

Maurice Rickard: Guitar, programming

Signal chain: Moog Guitar > Reuss Effects RF-01 Repeater Fuzz > Vox Wah > Moyo Volume > Max/MSP eight-delay patch with tremolo, buffer processing, convolution reverb, AudioThing Reels and AudioThing Motor.

Impulses: St Paul's Hall Huddersfield, Innocent Railway Tunnel, 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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