Detailed Info & Description at nojarecordings.tumblr.com/post/26687769584/ground-noise
When I started to work on this piece my first intention was to record something with my Harmony electric guitar but frustrated with the hums and noises of the pickup I decided to loop half-a-second of these, duplicate this loop in three tracks, send them to three buses with a lot of plugins in-chain, then using the mixer of the digital workstation as an instrument to manipulate all this stuff live in real time.
Playing with phases, delay and pitch modulations, noise reduction processors with equalizing noise-profile, channels faders, mute buttons and buses sends, I record three stereo improvisations of twenty minutes each on my Yamaha MT8X cassette recorder.
After converting to digital the six tracks recorded onto tape, I mixed the three improvisations, taking care of create a sort of three-way dialogue between the sound developments of each impro.
I listened to this stereo version (Ground Noise Tape) for hours that I started to hearing (or imaging) other sounds than the recorded ones, generated between the surfaces and depths of the noise textures. I thought to try to concretize in recorded sounds a few of the infinite possible interpretations of these sonic illusions generated by the intersected plans of changing noise.
I played (improvising for the most part), recorded and mixed different instruments (real & software) and manipulated some yet recorded sources.
The result is Ground Noise Suite.
released July 7, 2012
by Noja Recordings: nojarecordings.tumblr.com
Grounde Noise Suite Section V contains manipulated recordings of improvisation rehearsals by Les Dix-Huit Secondes (lesdixhuitsecondes.bandcamp.com
Aug 8-11, 2011 - Ground Noise Tape / Ground Noise Suite Sections I, II, III
Oct 9, 2011 - Ground Noise Suite Section IV
Oct 20, 2011 - Les Dix-Huit Secondes rehearsals
Nov 7, 2011 - Ground Noise Suite Section V
Aug 10, 2012 - Artwork
Both tracks are in stereo version (no mono compatible). High playback volumes will ensure a better listening experience.