Quartet for stream, coin, hairdryer, and metal bowl.
In the "spirit" of John Cage's Credo (1939):
"Wherever we are, what we hear is mostly noise. When we ignore it, it disturbs us. When we listen to it, we find it fascinating. The sound of a truck at 50 m.p.h. Static between the stations. Rain. We want to capture and control these sounds, to use them, not as sound effeets, but as musical instruments. Every film studio has a library of »sound effects» recorded on film. With a film phonograph it is now possible to control the amplitude and frequeney of any one of these sounds and to give to it rhythms within or beyond the reach of anyone's imagination. Given four film phonographs, we can compose and perform a quartet for explosive motor, wind, heart beat, and landslide."
I made a Max patch to attempt to mimic some aspects of tapes. Rather than the gestural and chaotic nature of the patch I made last week, this one is meant to be more like manipulating tapes and reverb units and EQ units in real time. If I could be bothered, I'd have written out a score for this piece rather than improvising it. But whatever. All these recent Korg NanoKontrol2 based patches are going to be deployed throughout my lifetime.
They are forkable/downloadable on Github so if you wanna fork 'em, go for it.
All sounds from Freesound.org, one of which needs attribution: (InspectorJ), so thanks, InspectorJ, for your awesome sound that I used. The others are CC0.
This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative Works (BY-NC-ND)