music at a distance 9

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Liz Bustamante I love the work of snwv and this might be the best yet! Coast is the perfect name for my favorite track, it feels like a wave unstopping. Gliding. Coasting. Draws you in, lifts you up and makes you feel like you're floating. Favorite track: Coast.
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Live ambient improvisations initially streamed over the internet. Current times are stressful, so these are slow-moving and gentle pieces for anyone who needs them. During the performances, I'm thinking of anyone who might be listening, and thinking of a connection of some kind with the music.

This one seems even more slow-moving and dream-inducing than last week. Listening back, I found myself thinking of forested places I'd like to visit, so the titles are tangentially related to particular forests or areas with trees.

This one marks the return of the PureSalem Mendiola with Bigsby. Track 3 is with Epiphone bass. Signal chain is guitar > Reuss RF-01 > Vox Wah > Moyo volume pedal > Max/MSP quad-delay with buffer processing. I'd put a fair amount of work into the buffer processing, and in practice...the effect didn't quite fit with the improvisation, so you don't hear it here.

Sending wishes for peacefulness to anyone listening.

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released May 12, 2020

Guitar, programming: Maurice Rickard

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snwv Pittsburgh

snwv started as my project to create ambient environments from finely tuned software-generated sine waves. Now it includes those, other kinds of oscillators, processors for live inputs (guitar, other instruments, ambient microphones, feedback). Some patches are focused on the oscillators, some on delays, some on controlled amounts of randomness. Results range from gentle ambience to chaos. ... more

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