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Kitchen Sync

By Jim Wood on April 22, 2016 3:41 pm

Inspired by Reich's "Clapping Music," but not using his time shifts. Minimal tech: hand-claps, glass bottles, dust pan, pot lids, crumpled tracing paper, all "played" in real time and assembled in Ableton. Tempo and volume changes are used to delineate phrases.

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial Share Alike (BY-NC-SA)

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April 25, 2016 12:06 am

I love this kind of "found sound" stuff.  There's music all around us.  Makes for a cool change of pace, too.

April 25, 2016 12:45 am

April 25, 2016 4:37 pm

Wow, this is great fun to listen to. Sounds big in stereo. I think you discovered a new categorie you can explore. Keep on clapping.....

April 25, 2016 8:30 pm

I totally agree with Q-Rosh. It is absolute fun and interesting to hear. Reminds me very much of the starting stages of Einst├╝rzende Neubauten, just better....I really enjoy when the song appears to slow down a bit and suddenly restarts. Great work!

April 26, 2016 11:57 pm

Really fun, love the sounds and the concept.

April 27, 2016 1:58 am

This is super cool. Very fun piece, as has been mentioned. Fantastic work!

April 29, 2016 1:55 pm

The Art of Noise smile

May 1, 2016 4:42 am

A refreshing piece.  I like how the recordings aren't overly processed.  Tastefully minimal in execution.

May 1, 2016 7:52 am

Refreshingly different and a very good execution of the idea.
And inspiring: it makes me want to do a track with samples from my own kitchen.

May 1, 2016 8:45 pm

Very nice. I got the clap!

May 1, 2016 10:54 pm
cfurrow wrote:

Very nice. I got the clap!

That's not good ::(

May 2, 2016 3:04 pm

Great combinations of sound :-)  Love the tracing paper.

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