MISC I DEERS

August Construction & Newsletter Stuff

Need a soundtrack to accompany the howling dawg days of August? As usual, I’ve been mucking about trying to find new ways to deconstruct traditional approaches to modern instruments and challenging presumed performance/sonic boundaries and limitations with form and function. Office Map This month the focus falls upon a roughly 25 year old electric guitar I borrowed from my brother in 1989 and plan on returning before the final day of spring, 2089, if possible. The guitar was prepared eight times in eight different configurations with a variety of mostly metal items used to alter tone and create new opportunities for sound sculpting The construction involves improvising a track in one channel (panned left/right) and then recording a response in the other (panned left/right) with a new, unique preparation. Unlike other projects, EQ/compression/ volume/ sustain were the only effects used in the creation of this work. Titled--- August Construction: The Street Where They Live (Parts I-IV), this series of multi-tracked duets is available for download here. The sounds created should speak for themselves and I hope you find them of interest. A full 60 minute disc with additional tracks is available by contacting me directly. Not Getting It? If you've signed up for the newsletter then you know roughly 10.5 gigs of sound had been downloaded from this site by listeners. If it is a surprise, then be sure to sign on for the SonicAnta newsletter. There's no charge, you can bail at any time, your email will never be sold or given away, and best of all you can get free discs, offers, collectable stuff and feel really groovy. So beware or be square, man...