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Equal Area 09:16
Gold Meters 10:52


This week's improvisation is very much the thing that it wanted to be. I opted to use much longer delays, and not be in a rush to fill them, instead waiting for each note to present itself. They did present themselves, but there's still a lot of space here, which I like.

Life can be intense, even for those who are mostly staying at home right now. If you're feeling overwhelmed, I hope the slowness of these pieces can help provide a kind of refuge for you. Thank you for listening!

Dedicated to the work of Walter De Maria.


released October 13, 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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