Thursday, June 20, 2013

Bob Ostertag



Etter å ha lest Bob Ostertags artikkel "Why I No Longer Give Away My Music", om hvor vanskelig det er å gi vekk musikk (!), måtte jeg heller prøve den siste platen hans for en meget billig penge fra CDBaby.

"A Book of Hours" (2012) er et flott stykke musikk, med stemmene til Theo Bleckmann, Shelley Hirsch og Phil Minton, og saksofonen til Roscoe Mitchell.

Jeg grublet på om det var helt improvisert, eller om det var delvis komponert materiale her, men leter ikke lengre - Ostertag skriver ganske så omfattende om albumet på hjemmesiden sin.

Det sakses derfra:

"So the only electronic processing I have done is to use a synthetic reverb to place the musicians, who recorded their material separately in different locations, into the same synthetic "space.""

"What I have done is splice: hundreds and hundreds, maybe thousands of splices. I have also done some slight time stretching or compressing, and equally minor pitch transposition, of the original material. None of this was done to change the "sound" of the musicians, or to make them appear to sing higher or lower or faster or louder than they can. Rather, these slight changes were done to make the parts fit together better. And this was a difficult challenge, because the project began with each of the four musicians recording a set of solo improvisations, separately and without any knowledge of what the others were doing".

Lån begge ører til denne!

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