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music at a distance 95

by snwv

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Earth Drift 08:57
Wind Book 09:00
Seeded Site 10:36
Baltic Light 10:04


This week's performance was very much a listening one. It's very easy to overfill the sonic space with the Moog Guitar--not only can it hold notes indefinitely (so can other sustainers), but it also has a harmonic richness to the sustain, claiming a lot of frequencies with each note.

There's space here, though. It sounds very drifty, suggesting dreams of other places--for me, outdoor, dark-sky places, isolated beaches at night. I'm sure most of us miss travel to places like those. I hope that wherever you are, you're well and staying safe. Thank you to everyone who's been listening.

This improvisation is dedicated to the work of Michelle Stuart.


released January 13, 2022

Maurice Rickard: Guitar, programming

Signal chain: Moog Guitar > Balls Effects KWB > Vox Wah > Moyo Volume > Max/MSP eight-delay patch with FFT pitch shift, double tremolo, convolution reverb, Arturia Tape MELLO-FI.

Impulses: Huddersfield Town Hall (Near), Inchindown Oil Tanks, 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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