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music at a distance 76

by snwv

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Sekumpul 08:34
Taranaki 09:24
Pewit's Nest 10:58
Tinago 09:48
Kuang Si 08:22
Hali'i 09:26
Rio Celeste 13:01


There's still a bit of summer ahead of us, but the end of August always feels like the end of the season. For this performance, light from the window wasn't quite enough, and it's back to artificial lighting. I'd spent much of the weekend thinking about other music I was working on, though I was confident this improvisation would come together, as it did.

This one seemed to want to be slow, each piece developing, and then saying "enough." It felt much more like allowing music to form itself, rather than chasing it or wrestling it into being. Those tend to be the better ones.

While it unfolded, some listeners commented on how much it was helping them come down from stress and anxiety, so I hope that it can help others that way, too.

Thank you for listening!


released September 1, 2021

Maurice Rickard: Guitar, programming

Signal chain: PureSalem Mendiola > Balls Effects KWB > Vox Wah > Moyo Volume > Max/MSP eight-delay patch with convolution reverb, FFT pitch shift, AudioThing Wires 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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