New, and available for free download from the netlabel Pan y Rosas–Transparent Points on Four Axes.
Transparent Points on Four Axes is a layered, electroacoustic studio collaboration from double bassist Daniel Barbiero, percussionist and multi-instrumentalist Ken Moore, and modular synthesist Dave Vosh. Each track began with a ground layer of a composed or improvised performance on double bass or synthesizer, in tandem with a directed, auto-generated soundscape produced by an analogue modular synthesizer. The tracks were finished with a further layering of synthesizer, electronics and percussion. The result is a richly textured music growing out of the dynamic interactions of sound shape, color and line.
Daniel Barbiero: double bass (tracks 2, 5, 6, 7 & 8); Sylosynth app (tracks 1 & 3); Microbrute synthesizer (track 4).
Ken Moore: Crackle Box (track 2); MiniMoog (track 8); Emax sampler (tracks 1, 5, 6) ; tam tams (tracks 3, 4, 7); steel pan drum (track 8); glockenspiel (track 8); bells, bowls and other percussion (all tracks).
Dave Vosh: analogue modular synthesizer (all tracks).
Recorded January & February 2018 in Silver Spring MD, Upper Marlboro MD, and Cuyahoga Falls, OH; assembled in Cuyahoga Falls, OH, February 2018, at Anvil Creations Studio.
The video of Communicating Vessels’ debut performance at the 2017 Sonic Circuits Festival is now on youtube.
Video by Dave Vosh, with thanks to Curt Seiss.
On November 4 I had the pleasure of joining Bourdon–Curt Seiss on electronics and Dani Seiss on flute–for a set at the National Electronics Museum. Here, the finale.
Video by Dave Vosh.
A shot of Barbiero-Moore, courtesy of Beth Taylor Photography.
An image of Bourdon (+1), courtesy of Chris Videll.
Thanks to Dave Vosh for organizing the event; to the National Electronics Museum for hosting; and to all who came out to listen.
Tomorrow night the 2017 Electronica Fest, the annual event organized by Dave Vosh, takes place at the National Electronics Museum, from noon-nine. I’ll be closing the show in a duo with Ken Moore on analogue synthesizer–an instrumental format we used for our recent release Lunge. I’ll also be sitting in with Bourdon, the electroacoustic duet of Curt and Dani Seiss. 1745 West Nursery Road, Linthicum, MD.
A recording of Communicating Vessels’ debut performance is now up on Rhizome DC’s archive.org site, for streaming and downloading (with thanks to Phong Tran).
Photograph of Communicating Vessels by Chris Videll.
Safe Creations, Akousma and a finale with all three of us. We’re very blue.