An Untitled Sound Collage for Radio - Dec 2008
This is an hour-long radio collage performed for Sonarchy Radio (KEXP-FM Seattle) in December of 2008 and aired in April of 2009. It has no title as of yet, but themes include elk, old nature documentaries, the American West, impending air disasters, self-hypnosis records, natural sounds, short wave radio, Indonesian music, outer space, classic tape-based electronic music techniques, huge reverberant places, odd samples, and, like all my work, it's mostly just a celebration of found and created sound in general. Can be listened to quietly in the background, or intently with headphones, or very loud on a nice surround-sound system... I promise it will reward even the most jaded listeners at some point. Headphone listeners in particular will notice many ear-popping aural details. Partially composed and partially improvised live at Jack Straw Productions, Seattle. (Special thanks go out to Jeff Milano for playing the gamelan melodies, and Detanator Beth for vocals in the Fort Worden Cistern)
1st half-hour of mayhem. Something about Elk?
2nd Half after the traditional Sonarchy Radio set break. More Elk? This also includes the intended outro that didn't quite fit into the aired version (I simply ran out of time during the radio performance, my bad), and there's also a small nod to the protagonist of previous Sonarchy collage (The Caribou & Moose Variations), for those inclined to listen closely.