Whilst abroad in Israel, I found my hotel room
equipped with a vintage upright piano. After a few
attempts to create a conventional upright piano
recording, the plan was aborted due to outside
noise. Instead, I jammed paperclips, seashells,
leaves and pieces of plastic into the piano strings
and recorded two octaves of prepared piano tones and
Amplified Cactus a la John Cage
It was set up with a short shotgun mic and a dual
pickup system from Trance Audio with a customized
preamp. The shotgun mic’s response was
unenthusiastic. The contact mics however, revealed a
series of richly detailed stereo sounds. They are
separated here into two racks -plucked.adg and
Minimum System Requirements:
- Ableton Live 9.1.0.
- 100 MB of free hard disk space.
- 500 MB RAM.