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"Twelve pieces for drums, cymbals, percussion. The music for
was recorded at Radio Studio Zürich in Switzerland. Studio 2 -- where these recordings were realized -- is a generous room with a high ceiling and very natural acoustics. The drum set pieces (1, 3, 5, 7) are free improvisations and were mixed directly to two-track with no overdubs. The other pieces -- concepted improvisations -- were recorded in a way that the components would finally form the desired compositions: Track 2 is a combination of three layers of cymbals. For track 4, three different flatride cymbals were recorded in slightly varying tempos to result in a constantly changing time pattern. Track 6 consists of several layers of woodblocks. Track 8 is composed again with multiple layers of cymbals but also with the sound of rubbed woodblocks (with added reverberation, the only electronics.) For track 10, I used a collection of noise and sound devices which I have collected over the years, most of them everyday objects. The cymbal installation for 'Ocean One,' 'Two,' and 'Three' consists of a selection of Zildjian cymbals of practically all sizes and types. Rather than placing the cymbals on stands in the traditional manner, we hung them from racks. The hanging position allows the cymbals to ring freely and hence produce much more sound. Martin Pearson used several microphone set-ups (ambient and very close) to capture the whole range of the sounds produced. In a similar way the drum set was recorded. Spot microphones provide the presence of the individual elements of the set-up, ambient microphones convey a natural sense of the space."
Pauline Oliveros, accordion & Expanded Instrument System; David Gamper, Expanded Instrument System electronics, misc. small instruments; Urs Leimgruber, soprano & tenor saxophones; Fritz Hauser, percussion. "
is a tape composition commissioned in 1991 by the Pauline Oliveros Foundation for Deep Listening Band. Fritz Hauser's tape features recordings of sounding stones (manufactured by Arthur Schneiter) and various watches and clocks (thanks to the Bucher family in Switzerland for permission to record that family clock!). The performers improvise with the tape. On October 26, 1994 Pauline Oliveros, David Gamper, Urs Leimgruber and Fritz Hauser recorded two versions of
. Both of these 32 minute recordings are included here."
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