Sunday, January 31, 2016

cassette tape notes


EDIT MATERIAL.

TAPE 1A

RADIO STATIONS SWITCHING BACK AND FORTH.  TAPE RECORDER NOISES.  BACKGROUND NOISE WITH SOME SIMPLE ELECTRONIC MELODIES, AND SOME ACOUSTIC GUITAR.  RADIO FEEDBACK.  TAPE SWITCHING.  HIGH FREQUENCY ELECTRONICS, WHITE NOISE, ACOUSTIC GUITAR, TAPE SWITCH, VERY DIFFERENT ELECTRONICS, WITH FEEDBACK AND BOWED BASS.  STYROAM NOISES.  GUITAR WITH LOOPY BACKGROUND ELECTRONICS, VOICES, TRAINS, DRONES, TAPE SWITCH

(five minutes)

Styrofoam, rising and falling, police drones, light knocking, radios?, clicking, continuous texture, getting slightly denser, RYAN FOURT, ELWOOD, NATHAN, MYSELF QUARTET. TAPE SWITCH, BANJO, BOWED BASS, OUT OF TUNE GUITAR, MTM/ELWOOD, CHAOTIC NOISE, suddenly comes down, plucked string texture.  ADDED ELECTRONICS, BOWED NOISES, VERY RHYTHMIC PULSE, HIGH FREQ PASSES, BOWED HARMONICS,

 (ten minute)
 quick bursts and waves of sounds, cymbals and metal junk noises, radio, electronic cymbal splashes, radio static, waves of white noises, scraping, building, banjo groove, synth melody, chunking guitar, music boxes and winding,

(15 minutes)

cymbals, faded down.  We stop playing and are talking with Elwood, Me, Nathan, Ryan?  I’m talking about lucier, elwood says that’s too bad.  SOME GUITAR COMING IN AND OUT WITH CONVERSATIONS.  EDIT THIS OUT !

(20 MINUTES)

AMANDA AND SAM SHOW UP, talking about booze, lots of conversations.  I’m talking about a birthday party.  Some light talking with accordion and vibes playing.  I’m demonstrating some new keyboard, or device.  Sam is playing drums and talking about Alwyn.   Matt Smiley Family Band.  Classical saxophonists, electronics, octopus

(25 minutes)

silences, banjo, drums, electronics, sparse elec bass.  Chaotic, noisy, off kilter.  Tingshas.  Cymbals.  Tape distortion!  SAWED!  The chaos insues but simmers.  Sparse snare and cymbals, the beat is expanding and getting wider, woodblock generates energy into a faster sphere. 

TAPE 2B

PART 1

Finger tapping guitar, some talking in the background, other background point guitar, sneeze, talking has stopped, some talking still in the background, unable to make out the voices and what they are saying, but are very audible.  I think the tape works so far as is.  Sounds like several guitars.  I think there are people in the kitchen talking, while music is being playing in the living room.  It sounds great, twangy guitar, END OF WEIRD WEDNESDAY SET WITH NATHAN


44:00 CUT


PART 2

Session with elwood, Nathan, sam, smiley, Amanda, ryan, distorted and bizarre bluegrass death match.  Vibes, out trumpet, snare drum beat, sounds almost ornette ish with banjo up beats and a grooving snare drum pattern.  Everything unwinds and falls apart.  Rumbling bass with demented ives-ian tonality, all playing melodies in various in and out of tunings and key centers, with speeding and slowing down.  The mud is coming to a halt and pulsating.  Banjo melody underlies and brings out the different melodies once again.  Long repetitive forms with each instrument playing into the machine of the piece.  Rhythmically churning into it…

PART 3 

Elwood sextet session again.  Features lots of vocals of elwood and smiley reciting james joyce.  It was very loud for awhile, then did a tape switch into some solo playing with drones and other tapes, back to elwood session, back to solo session


TAPE 3A

Jory talking, saxophone, electronics, radio, rehearsal for Sapporo

Part two

Rehearsal take of sapporo