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Stonebowl 09:10
Inversion 10:06
Sand Cones 10:03
Pierced Wall 10:24
Red Circle 08:32
Firestack 10:40


Sometimes there's an interesting disjuncture between my experience improvising and the results. Some issues with a cable during soundcheck had me listening for problems during the performance. The music appeared anyway. (The cable did act up a bit, with minimal impact. Comments from the live audience are a great reality check here.)

Listening back to it, the music does flow--sometimes like water, sometimes like sand. It goes where it wants to go, and suggests possible future paths. In the meantime, we can experience it together.

I hope you're all doing as well as possible. Thank you for listening!

Dedicated to the work of Julie Brook www.juliebrook.com


released October 6, 2021

Maurice Rickard: Guitar, programming

Instrument: 1970s 10-string pedal steel guitar in modified E9 tuning (A C# E F# G# B E G# D# F#), played with fingers, thumb pick, and eBow

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

Impulses: Clothworkers Leeds Narrow, Clothworkers Leeds Narrow, Huddersfield Town Hall Far, 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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