ambient drone soundscape. lap harp + ebow + fx + monome.
four layered lap harp notes, played with an ebow, forming an A minor plus fourth chord; per this week's disquiet junto project rules.
i recorded each individual bowed note without listening to the other notes, following the memory/blind process of "field cascade" from a few weeks ago. each element ran through strymon tape delay and reverb effects, with different settings, tweaked in real time.
i then exported a higher-octave A note, dropped it into mlrv, and duplicated it on three tracks. by altering playback speeds, mlrv allowed me to experiment with harmonic ratios. i added six more tracks to my ableton live session, one for each chopped note (and its delay/reverb FX send within mlrv) performed on a grayscale monome128.
i didn't listen to the whole song until it was time for mixing, which just needed a few level adjustments to weave the glitchy monome snippets into the longer drone phrases. it turned out haunting; ethereal. the track title wrote itself.
recorded for weekly beats 2016 #18 and disquiet junto 0227, "treated chord."
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