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Thundersnow 2021

by snwv

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The Pool 07:24
The Sauna 07:44
The Ballroom 05:56


Every February for the last several years, the PRF community has three days of music and getting together in the UP of Michigan...except for this pandemic year, when we've held it virtually. I recorded these on February 10, and they were played during the 2021 Thundersnow video stream (except piece 2, to fit the time slot).

This is music for taking care of yourself, and each other. Thank you for listening!

Cover photo taken from out on the frozen Little Bay de Noc, February 2020.


released February 21, 2021

Maurice Rickard: Guitar, programming

Signal chain: Moog Guitar > Balls Effects KWB > Vox Wah > Moyo Volume > Max/MSP eight-delay patch with buffer processing, tremolo, convolution reverb, and AudioThing Wires.


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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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