2010| AIFF | Not On Lable | none
[Experimenta, Noise, Ambient,
1. Alpha Live at The Alibi
This recording of ‘Alpha’ was performed on the 5th of May at the E82
Entr’acte record release event. The recording is a 21-minute performance
made with digital sound files from the original electronic work Alpha
E82. The artists Lee Gamble, John Wall, Oliver Fay, Piers Martin,Shelly
Parker, Sheikh Ahmed and Filter Feeder all participated in the event.
Alpha Live to Digital Release
The original work Alpha was composed around metaphors of
transformation and the ether. Based on the work of Donna Harrway’s
Cyborg Manifesto Alpha strives to create a meta-body in digital sound.
To release this live recording through the Internet seemed a natural
musical and media progression. These files are available in uncompressed
pure audio. This ensures all sonic and spatial qualities are kept
extremely close to the original performance. The files are also
available for people to share and edit.
This performance is an improvisation which works intuitively with the
spectral shape of the sounds. It is based on an open form, it’s dynamic
range, density and occurrence of gesture has similarities to the
original electronic work on the LP. The openness of form allowed me work
with the concept of absolute time , changing source material swiftly
with no obvious connection to musical events of the past and using pause
as a sound event in it’s own right. Real time sound transformations
were paramount in this performance as regards to pitch centre’s, noise
ratios, grain capturing a sense of a live performance.
The diffusion of the music should be warm and full enabling audio
clarity to delicate passages of high spectral material and bass