Archive for the ‘Sound’ Category

w2 recorded August 10, 2017

August 10, 2017

New patch with some new sounds.

Two tracks recorded one after the other without listening back to the previously recorded track. Track 1, on the left and track 2, on the right, both AVSynth, edited in Audacity.

mix

w2 recorded August 8, 2017

August 8, 2017

Patch

Same patch as last time, this time ‘crunchy’.

Two tracks recorded one after the other without listening back to the previously recorded track. Track 1, on the left and track 2, on the right, both AVSynth, edited in Audacity.

mix

w2 recorded July 26, 2017

July 26, 2017

patch (similar to the last one, simpler than the last one)

Two tracks recorded one after the other without listening back to the previously recorded track. Track 1 AVSynth, track 2 on-the-floor percussion, edited in Audacity. Working on technique for playing with Al 8^)))

Here’s the result –

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w2 recorded July 24, 2017

July 24, 2017

patch

Three tracks recorded one after the other without listening back to the previously recorded track. Track 1 AVSynth pushed 30% left, track 2 AVSynth 30% right, track 3 Boardweevil in the center, edited in Audacity.

Here’s the result –

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w2 recorded July 22, 2017

July 22, 2017

patch

Two tracks recorded one after the other without listening back to the previously recorded track. Track 1 AVSynth pushed 40% left, track 2 AVSynth 40% right, edited in Audacity.

The birds and a police siren are also in the mix. Here’s the result –

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Kane Wright recorded at 114 Grand Street July 12, 2017

July 12, 2017

Pic of Shereen Salem climbing walls.

Kane Wright Duo:
Bonnie Kane – flute, sax
Walter Wright – acoustic drumkit

track 01
track 02

Germaine Wright Duo recorded July 1, 2017

July 1, 2017

Germaine Wright Duo:
Stephanie Marie Germaine – percussion
Walter Wright – PeterB Synth

track 01

Egregoros recorded June 23, 2017

June 23, 2017

Christos Koulendros – all things modular
Walter Wright – acoustic drumkit

Christos leaves for Cyprus next week, our last practice. Electronic and acoustic percussion, polyrhythms, all the fauna around the pond at dusk.

track 01

Egregoros at ALL Gallery June 16, 2017

June 16, 2017

Christos & Walter

This is our last performance for this season. Christos leaves soon, in two weeks, for Cyprus, for the summer. Perhaps, in anticipation, he has been playing his saz. I’ve been playing acoustic, on-the-floor percussion. The sound is traditional.

Several months ago, Christos joined Joe Burgio’s ensemble inédit ?!, a group of musicians and dancers exploring improvised movement and sound. I’m a long-time member. We invited two of the dancers Katerine and Ofri to join us, the lineup –

Chrsitos Kolendrous – saz, modular synth
Walter Wright – acoustic percussion
with
Katerine Gagnon & Ofri Rieger – movement

Our event is a first for the ALL Gallery, usually reserved for visual art. We developed a plan –

ALL Gallery

We moved out the desk, clearing the main gallery space and set up chairs along the two side walls. Christos & I sat on the floor, at either end, with our backs to the columns.

We played two sets: the first a more traditional set weaving Christos’ traditional Persian melodies with my off-kilter percussion, and the second a ‘score’ for dancers and musicians. In the second set we paired up – Katerine and Christos, Ofri and me. A simple score, musicians follow the dancers, 50% rule. That is, musicians play only when their partners are moving and are silent when their partner are still. We relaxed the 50% rule, each pair would be still/silent 33% or 1/3 of the time.

I find the difference between the two sets, the first sounds like music. It is structured using traditional rules for musical composition. The second however sounds very different, the composition is structured as movement, Christos and I are interpreting the dancers gestures. I was pleasantly surprised listening back to the second set. It holds together –

track 01
track 02

w2 recorded June 16, 2017

June 16, 2017


patch

Three tracks recorded one after the other without listening back to the previously recorded track. Track 1 PeterB miniSynth pushed 40% left, track 2 PeterB miniSynth 40% right, track 3 acoustic percussion in the middle. Edited in Audacity.

Same patch, however I did re-patch before recording tracks 2 allowing for more ‘notes’, less white noise in contrast to track 1.

Here’s the result –

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