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Stephen Vitiello With Eighth Black Bird
"This project started with a commission from Eighth Blackbird and Ben Broening to create a multi-channel composition for the University of Richmond's Third Practice Electroacoustic Music Festival. I wrote out a set of instructions for each musician and recorded them separately from the rest of the group. The first sessions were with Molly, Michael, Nick and Lisa. I started to work with their sounds, layering, processing, adding and eliminating elements until I found something that felt musical and spatial. The result was a 10-channel mix of 'Rush and Lullaby (2).' The instructions were simple:, play a pattern of 3 notes, play the sound of an animal, etc. Interpretation was wide open. Molly played the sound of a charging baby boar on her flute. Lisa played a short pattern on the piano that I used over and over again. Following the premiere of 'Rush,' I did another session with Matthew and Matt. This resulted in 'One Violin.' From there I just kept on going with the sounds I had recorded to produce the rest of the record." -- Stephen Vitiello.