AUDIO LOG : THE SONIC ARCHIVES

Traveling with Electronics : Audio Log

 

         the sonic archives

 

 

 

                                                    

AUDIO LOG is a new Youtube channel, a sonic archive of my life in music, and every month this year my intention is to open the door a little further, project by project from the 1970's to the present.....I sincerely hope you enjoy the music.

 

The first project that I wish to share with you is from a long-term collaboration with

                  

                              Dancer and Choreographer Colleen Mulvihill

 

As a multi-instrumentalist who loved to compose in a recording studio environment using multi-track tape, I was captivated by sampling technology and saw it as the perfect way to realize large scale ensemble compositions by myself.....like a painter. 

Composed between 1985 and 2000 for dances created by choreographer Colleen Mulvihill, these pieces are sample based constructions, which were all realized in the digital domain. All of the samples are recordings of natural sounds, recordings of me or friends who gave me permission to record their performance for the purpose of creating these compositions. Some of these pieces were recorded to Otari 24 track analog tape with Dolby SR noise reduction by Cookie Marenco at OTR Studios.

This fifteen year period of time was prior to my use of computers and the hardware listed below were the key tools used in the realization of these studio compositions.

 

  SONY TCD5M (analog cassette recorder)

 

  TASCAM 244 (analog 4 track cassette recorder)

 

  ELECTRO-HARMONIX (16 second digital delay)

 

  AKAI S900 (12bit / 40khz sampler)

 

 ROLAND MC500 (micro composer)

 

  ENSONIQ EPS (sampler/sequencer)

 

  ENSONIQ EPS 16+ (sampler/sequencer)

 

 SONY TCDD10 (dat recorder)

 

  ENSONIQ ASR10 (sampler/sequencer)

 

  AKAI DD1000 (magneto optical recorder)

 


   TWENTY COMPOSITIONS : FOR LEENA VOL I : COMPOSED 1985 - 2000   


1 - A RIVER BENEATH THE RIVER - 1994 (12:04)

 

2 - DARK HEART - 1994 (9:35)

 

3 - DREAMING GHOST EDEN - 1997 (7:27)

 

4 - FIRMAMENT - 1998 (6:56)

 

5 - HOLDING THE CIRCLE - 1989 (4:33)

 

6 - INTO FLIGHT - 1993 (6:28)

 

7 - LAST ANGEL - 1994 (2:20)

 

8 - LAST SUPPER - 1991 (9:51)

 

9 - LIQUID TIME - 1993 (7:28)

 

10 - LIZARD - 1986 (18:38)

 

11 - LORIS - 1991 (3:19)

 

12 - MERLIN - 1997 (8:58)

 

13 - MUD GIRL - 1997 (13:07)

 

14 - NARROW CHAMBER - 1998 (8:02)

 

15 - NATURAL HABITAT - 1992 (4:58)

 

16 - NB4 - 1991 (4:57)

 

17 - SPIRITS - 1990 (7:10)

 

18 - STANDING WAVE - 1993 (8:03)

 

19 - THE BURIAL TREE - 1992 (8:12)

 

20 - WOLFRUN / PRIESTS - 1992 (10:24)

 

.....until next month then.....safe travels.....and enjoy the music.....dino

 

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