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music at a distance 67

by snwv

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Kern Arc 08:37
Parry Arc 07:56
Lowitz Arc 07:26
Subhelic Arc 15:13


This week's improvisation is one in which the music presented itself obliquely--I didn't have to chase it, but at the time I wasn't sure I was translating it well. On listening back, I think the music didn't want to reveal itself right away. The pieces in which it was most immediate were the pieces where I did something outside of my usual practice: sustain one pitch for a longer-than-usual time (Infralateral Arc), or extend the final section by passing tones to all of the delays (Subhelic Arc). The others revealed themselves more on listening back--they're subtly, but strongly opinionated.

I hope that you're doing well, and that you're able to stay safe, while still enjoying summer. Thank you for listening!


released June 30, 2021

Maurice Rickard: Guitar, programming

Signal chain: Univox Effie in Fahey C tuning > Balls Effects KWB > Vox Wah > Moyo Volume > Max/MSP eight-delay patch with buffer processing, convolution reverb, AudioThing Reels and AudioThing Motor.

Impulses: St Paul's Hall Huddersfield, 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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