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on my show tonight, i will be welcoming rich o’donnell, who, among countless feats, spent 43 years with the st. louis symphony as a percussionist, was the long time president of the new music circle (http://newmusiccircle.org/) and is now-president of hearding cats collective (http://heardingcatscollective.org/).
he will be performing music using percussion instruments that he has invented, as well as various electronics. depending on time, he will also join me on the air to talk about his experiences and his views on experimental music.
this is a rare opportunity, and rich is an amazing performer and thinker. tune in at 8PM central at kwur.com or 90.3FM for st. louis locals. rich has performed and collaborated with many artists that i have incidentally played on my show. find more info about rich here: http://www.myspace.com/richodonnell
No MF’sUD this week, as you may have noted, but St. Louisian MF’sUDders should get their fix by checking out the “Inside/Outside” soundscape, put on by the wonderful HEARDing Cats Collective, this Saturday evening. You might even run into me, along with the GM of our friendly college radio rival, KSLU.
decided to use some techniques developed during the last noodling (see two posts below), but running a very different sample. this is constructed using a ~2 second snippet of a harmony in a Carpenters song (don’t ask why i was listening, but i heard it and it seemed like it would work).
the recording is split into 3 distinct parts. still all recorded in real time, using metasynth. even those these last two recordings were pretty haphazard, i’m considerably more excited with this than i am with the previous one. give it a listen.
man, i love anomalies (calculated and accidental) in music, and metasynth is the first computer program i’ve encountered that (semi-)naturally brings them out.
i’m not done with any pieces, but figured i’d keep posting little snippets of noodlings, which i don’t have any particular reason not to share.
this recording was done on metasynth just using a very short (~1 second) sample of guitar reverb. almost no sequencing was done (aside from stacking the sample on itself to create the thick “chord” heard throughout). no splicing, either - this was all recorded in a single take once i decided what i wanted to do.
a little plug for Literaturnost (part of redsoundwaves.tumblr.com), which happens to be airing momentarily on KWUR (as usual - KWUR.com / 90.3 FM). always thoughtful talk. also plenty of archives on the blog.
cool! always interested by the utilization of accidents in the creative process. but this is a whole ‘nother level - the underlying technique of the work is to forcefully produce accidents and use them as the main building block.